It is not simple to divert Pablo Boneu’s work (1969) from his own life. In this sense he is a contemporary artist that uses different genres and expressive media, and he is not limited to expose his finished products, but rather puts himself constantly into question. However, unlike most of the avant-garde artists, his intention in the process of creation, as a vital experience, joins intimately with the obsession to present a finished product, consistent in its implementation. So much so, that two critical impulses can be compatible in his work : on the one side, the idea of production as a serial repetition of one same object, and on the other, the idea of a traditional work of art as a handcrafted fetish. The tension thus originated in this double-fold criticism, is visible in all his productions, and it develops what one could call, rather than a style, a Boneu world, a self-way of art making and being an artist. Far beyond filming, shooting, drawing or writing, Boneu invents structures. A most peculiar class of structures, which are, at a time, both closed and open. Closed, because they have a staunch internal coherence and open, because they can indefinitely proliferate. It would not be excessive to assert that Boneu’s works are ruled by the aspiration to a non-end, to mix and assimilate to things, to become with them into another, still unknown world.


-Carlos Shilling.


Trituro mil dolares y los convirtio en piezas de arte
Pablo Boneu
Museo Provincial Emilio Caraffa Córdoba
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