Perhaps what most distinguishes the wide and varied work of Jorge Pardo is his distinctive palette: yellows, oranges, greens, and reds all filtered by Pardo to appear like a robust selection of sherbets, crisp yet cool. Using said palette, Pardo has designed a number of installations across the globe such as his tile-covered lobby at Dia Art Foundation in New York.
Pardo’s design and architectural finesse have been applied to a number of private homes as well as to the re-installation of the Pre-Columbian Galleries at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In fact, in 1998 the artist made his own home in the Los Angeles hills all into a work of art and “exhibited” it to the public for five weeks with tours arranged by the Museum of Contemporary Art.
It was from the same Los Angeles hills that Pardo took inspiration in creating his work represented in the Lannan Collection, Eucalyptus, 1997. The piece features nine silkscreen prints, each different, of botanical studies in Pardo’s signature palette of leaves from the ubiquitous Southern California eucalyptus tree.
Jorge Pardo was born in Cuba and works and lives in Los Angeles, California. His work is represented in major collections around the world and has been exhibited widely. Pardo is a MacArthur Fellow and is a recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award.