Pablo Vindel (Spain, 1990) is a visual artist and a writer. Multilingual, individual and foreign, he embraces and explores mythologies of displacement, resilience and translation. Vindel holds an MFA in Studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2016) and a BFA from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain (2014). He has lived and studied internationally at the San Francisco Art Institute and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Vindel has completed residencies in Kumarakom (India), San Francisco, Valencia (Spain), and Istanbul. His work has been exhibited widely and internationally in Europe, Asia and the States. He lives and works in Barcelona.
Pablo Vindel has been selected 2017 Fellow at the Creative Glass Center of America, Museum of American Glass.
As a multilingual artist and writer my practice navigates permeable spaces between familiar and foreign fabrications: aphorisms of public mistrust and centrifugal forces, of fragmentation and ontological integrity, of ‘actuality’ and translation. Currently, I explore these themes through the intersection(s) of parafiction, unconventional poetry, performance and sculptural bodies of slumped and blown glass.
A practice that complicates transparency invites new voices to hint at their presence, new surfaces to unwind and provoke. Reimagined forms of the transparent offer up previously unseen visions, ways and histories; implicate transforming latent spaces of the material world and esoteric manifestations in the immaterial and literary. They embody strains of revolution and transmutation that underlie all myth, alchemy, science, as they speak of original orders and systems not yet classified.
No vision imposed, only space for listening to how material responds to artistic gesture, how it (voice/glass/body/page) memorializes and reinterprets that which is near and far.