Push / Pull

Pascual Sisto

The Sunday Painter is pleased to announce the first London exhibition of Los Angeles based artist Pascual Sisto, in conjuction with PAMI (Peckham artists Moving Image Festival). Push / Pull (my Luck is your Misfortune) is the title of Sisto’s 2006 video installation and consists of two opposing large scale projections depicting a vortex constructed entirely from lanes of approaching and retreating traffic. As with a lot of Sisto’s video work a seamless digital manipulation allows an impossible scenario to arise from the ordinary. Sisto’s treatments are highly astute; using symmetry and repetition he constructs contained environments in which the implausible is given, for a time, an ironic reality.

 

PAMI is an initiative to highlight moving image artwork, made by an international selection of artists, in a concentrated four-day programme of exhibitions and events across Peckham. It runs from 15th – 18th September 2011.

The spaces in which the films are shown include commercial galleries, project spaces, artist-run studios, off-site projects, purpose-built, public and pop-up venues, The programmes playfully interrogate and explore ways and means of presenting the unstable category of artists’ moving image.

For more information visit www.pami.org.uk

Pascual Sisto  b.1975, Barcelona.  His work has been widely exhibited in the U.S. and internationally, and his practice has been recognized by Special Youth Council, which awarded him the Spain Prize in 2008; the 12th International Media Art Biennale WRO 07, Wroclaw, Poland, at which he received Second Prize; and by the New Wave-Internet Pavilion 53 at the Venice Biennale. His work is held by The Capital Group, Jon Kvistad Collection, D. E. Shaw & Co. Collection, and the Swedish Council for Cultural Affairs Collection. Recent solo and group shows include Please Remember Everything, Actual Size, Los Angeles; Looped, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City; Get Wet, UGM / Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor; Instant LA Summer, Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles; and Absolutely Not, Fifty Thirty Three, Los Angeles. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Pascual Sisto, Push / Pull (my luck is your misfortune), 2006 Two channel video installation

Pascual Sisto

Push / Pull (my luck is your misfortune), 2006
Two channel video installation
Pasual Sisto , Push / Pull (my luck is your misfortune), 2006 Two channel video installation

Pasual Sisto

Push / Pull (my luck is your misfortune), 2006
Two channel video installation
Pasual Sisto, video still

Pasual Sisto

video still
Pasual Sisto, video still

Pasual Sisto

video still
Installation view (front door) ,

Installation view (front door)

Pascual Sisto, Elevator, 2007 Single channel video loop

Pascual Sisto

Elevator, 2007
Single channel video loop