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Pablo Cano

Pablo Cano

(Havana, Cuba, 1961 – )

Pablo Cano (born 1961 in Habana, Cuba) is a latin artist based in Miami, FL. His creates marionettes which he uses in performances and exhibits as sculptures. Since childhood, marionettes have fascinated Pablo. At the age of ten, he was mounting elaborate plays for his family featuring puppets constructed of household bric-a-brac. His primary work today continues to center around the marionettes that he fashions from found objects, and the performance pieces he composes to showcase these protagonists.

Polichinelle, 2004

mixed media

36 in. x 12 in. x 8 in.

 

Polichinelle is a marionette that used to be part of The Toy Box, 2004, a production inspired by a children’s ballet composed by Claude Debussy in 1913. Debussy intended this music to be performed with marionettes, but the composer’s dream was never realized during his lifetime. Cano’s interpretation is believed to be the first U.S production to present live performances of Debussy’s composition with marionettes.

 

[description:] simple marionette with a cylindrical head. Gray colored skin, with deep red lips, and big facial features. The marionette is wearing a red shirt, with black and gold details, black pants, and black shoes.

 

Hope, 2001

mixed media

48 x 24 x 12 inches.

Pablo Cano (born 1961 in Habana, Cuba) is a latin artist based in Miami, FL. His creates marionettes which he uses in performances and exhibits as sculptures. Since childhood, marionettes have fascinated Pablo. At the age of ten, he was mounting elaborate plays for his family featuring puppets constructed of household bric-a-brac. His primary work today continues to center around the marionettes that he fashions from found objects, and the performance pieces he composes to showcase these protagonists.

 

Hope is a rod puppet, made out of everyday objects. It represents one of the Biblical virtues, Hope. this character was created by Pablo Cano for a dramatic performance, titled To Sin or Not To Sin, that premiered at the MOCA in 2001. The audience witnessed an exchanged between the seven virtues and seven vices as they guided on a dramatic journey into human nature.

 

[description:] metal colored puppet of a woman. This woman is wearing a long dress with no sleeves. She is also wearing a crown that covers most of the top of her head. Attached to her arms are long tubes that help move the piece. Her arms have joints on the elbows and shoulders for movement. Her face is expressionless.

 

Mom Art Mouse & Moz Art Mouse Mouse, 2003

mixed media on varied

8 in. x 36 in. x 14 in.

Top Triceratops, 2005

mixed media

48 in. x 96 in. x 36 in,

Terry Terdactyl, 2005

mixed media

5 in. x 77 in. x 54 in.

Archangel Gabriel, 2002

glazed ceramic and necktie

14 in. x 14 in. x 14 in.

Archangel Gabriel was a marionette that was part of a performance called “The First Reunion”. This performance took place in MOCA North Miami. The may subject for this preduction is the key elements of good and evil are invited for a reunion, as explained by Cano. The pieces for this performance were made with household objects like pieces of umbrellas, chairs, and balloons. Cano himself controls all the marionettes.

 

[description:] white round head with big facial features. Below the eyes are to hollow holes. The mouth is also hollow, with a rectangular shape.

 

Devil, 2002

glazed ceramic and necktie

14 in. x 14 in. x 14 in.

Adam, 2002

glazed ceramic and necktie

Devil was a marionette that was part of a performance called “The First Reunion”. This performance took place in MOCA North Miami. The may subject for this preduction is the key elements of good and evil are invited for a reunion, as explained by Cano. The pieces for this performance were made with household objects like pieces of umbrellas, chairs, and balloons. Cano himself controls all the marionettes.

 

[description:] white round head with big facial features. The eyes are sound and hollow. The mouth is open with two teeth coming out of it, it is also hollow. The head as two horn coming out of the top of it.

 

14 in. x 14 in. x 14 in.

Adam was a marionette that was part of a performance called “The First Reunion”. This performance took place in MOCA North Miami. The may subject for this preduction is the key elements of good and evil are invited for a reunion, as explained by Cano. The pieces for this performance were made with household objects like pieces of umbrellas, chairs, and balloons. Cano himself controls all the marionettes.

 

[description:] white head of a man with big facial features painted on it. The mouth of the man is open in a smile.

 

Eve, 2002

glazed ceramic and necktie

14 in. x 14 in. x 14 in.

Eve was a marionette that was part of a performance called “The First Reunion”. This performance took place in MOCA North Miami. The may subject for this preduction is the key elements of good and evil are invited for a reunion, as explained by Cano. The pieces for this performance were made with household objects like pieces of umbrellas, chairs, and balloons. Cano himself controls all the marionettes.

 

[description:] white head of a woman with big eyes and facial features. Shaped with two half circles that meet at the to of the head and separate creating a triangular shape between them. The back of the head has hair painted in it.

 

Pink LOVE, 2002

acrylic on canvas, gold shoes, white gloves, ceramic, plastic

14 in. x 14 in. x 14 in.

Sandwich Man, 2002

wood, fabric, vinyl, leather and plastic

21 in. x 22 in. x 15 in.

Lolita Coffe Cup, 2002

wood, fabric, vinyl, leather and plastic

18 in. x 15 in. x 15 in.

Devil, 2002

acrylic on brown paper

37 in. x 35 in.

Devil, 2002

acrylic on brown paper

37 in. x 35 in.

Devil, 2002

acrylic on brown paper

42 in. x 35 in.

Devil, 2002

acrylic on brown paper

42 in. x 35 in.

Satellite Ballerina