Jaime Pitarch is turning everyday objects in artworks through his artistic vein. He was born in 1963 in Barcelona, Spain, and lives and works there.
Jaime Pitarch creates sculptures, drawings, videos and installations often using humble everyday objects such as a guitar, chair, or household and consumer products. He employs inventive strategies of displacement, re-contextualization and visual punning to peel away at their routine uses and meanings to alter our relationship with such utilitarian items.
Pitarch describes his work as mainly having “… to do with the human being’s inability to identify with the structures he himself has created.” Having been stripped of their functionality, we are free to view them in the alternative narratives the artist provides.
He attended the Chelsea College of Art for painting and received his MFA in painting from the Royal College of Art in London, UK. Pitarch has been exhibiting his work across the globe since the early 90s and is represented in New York City by the Spencer Brownstone Gallery.
In the widest sense, Pitarch’s work addresses humanity’s inability to identify with the structures we ourselves have created. The sense of loss or inadequacy we feel when faced with these structures (whether we call them culture, setting, society, ..) moves humanity to interpret the world, and ourselves, constantly and intuitively in order to try to insert ourselves into it. Through the use of elements fabricated by man, inhabited by man, or elements that have helped man to construct an idea of himself and of what the world is, Jaime Pitarch addresses notions of time, value and productivity.