Spanish artist Jaime Pitarch puts an unconventional twist on everyday materials for his cutting-edge artworks. Based in Barcelona, Pitarch has been manipulating household items for years, transforming your common chair or wire coat hanger into a contemporary sculpture.
By re-contextualizing these objects, he asks viewers to re-evaluate their functions and how we relate to them on a daily basis. Pitarch describes his work as mainly having to do with “the human being’s inability to identify with the structures he himself has created.” The Spencer Brownstone Gallery in New York, which represents the artist, points out that when stripped of their functionality, we as viewers are able to step into the alternate narrative Pitarch has created.
There's something poetic and melancholy about these contemporary sculptures, as if seeing them in a new light enhances the absurdity of our attachment to them. With Pitarch's manipulations, they are no longer functional objects, but pieces to admire for their form. Reassembled like puzzle pieces, the innovative sculptures ask us to reconsider the everyday materials we surround ourselves with.