Irina Jasnowski Pascual

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Kai Matsumiya Gallery


Irina Jasnowski Pascual (b. 1989) lives and works in New York City. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2017. Her interdisciplinary studio practice extends into video and performance through collaboration with Tyler Berrier. Her paintings, collage, drawings, static and kinetic sculptures, the latter activated by electric or hydraulic currents, explore body movement, repetition, theater, electricity, mysticism and the absurd. Past exhibitions include Sonic Prolapse at Kai Matsumiya, NY; Set ups: Lighting for character dangling over void at Interstate Projects, NY; Suicidio Sociale, Etablissement d’en Face, Belgium; Beast on its Back, curated by Anna Frost in Decker Canyon, Los Angeles; Bathroom/Bathhouse, with Agata Ingarden at Mx Gallery, NY. In June, she will premier Operazione Cospirazione, a sculptural sound performance created in collaboration with Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys for Performa 5 Festival in Genk, Belgium.

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"The show’s cast of characters are comprised of steel rods pared-down to assume base skeletal forms, bookended by lascivious fragmentary features, speakers for orifices, and glitzy accessories. The central staging features two figures in and around a clear acrylic basin filled with water and squid ink. The reflective properties of squid ink, a device used by its maker to obfuscate and evade, forms a glossy flat surface not unlike the Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) which enable visual imagery for present-day technologies. Here, the crouching figure thrusts forward with the force of motor-powered disgorgement, while the recirculation of the fountain reanimates its spewing progressively as water is lost."

- Jordan Barse, co-curator of “Sonic Prolapse,” Irina Jasnowski Pascual solo exhibition, Kai Matsumiya Gallery, NY, March 18th - April 24th 2021