The work is three dimensional in a custom made box frame. All the elements are painted in blue acrylic and and cut out to make the diorama box. The designs maintain a similar line based on Eduardo Sarabia's ceramic vases, but hark from the traditional decorative craft "Papel Picado" (perforated paper), which Sarabia takes one step further transforming from 2-D to 3-D.
See Eduardo Sarabia working on a "Papel Picado" box, watch the video on our blog.
Born in Los Angeles in 1976, Eduardo Sarabia obtained a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles and now lives and works in Los Angeles, Guadalajara and Berlin.
Sarabia is known for creating fake evidence for semi-fictional events, using performance, drawing, painting, ceramics, photographs and sculpture to document events and ideas. His Latino heritage is an influence in his work, with its cultural symbols appearing throughout.
The artist has published several exhibition catalogues and undertaken international projects including Salon Aleman, for the 21c Museum’s 3rd Annual Pajama Party, June 2008, Louisville, Kentucky and Salon Aleman, organized by Eduardo Sarabia in collaboration with unitednationsplaza, Berlin, Germany, 2006-2007.
Recently Sarabia has partaken in numerous international group shows, including I Love New York, I-20 Gallery, New York, USA, 2001; OIL, Triangle Project Space, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2004; Poles Apart Poles Together. (Curated by Juan Puntes and Doron Polak), 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2005; Body and Geography, (curated by Jeanette Zwingenberger) Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France, 2006 and Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA, 2008. Recent solo exhibitions include Project Room: Eduardo Sarabia. (Curated by Ciara Ennis). Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California, USA, 2002; Eduardo Sarabia/Eric Wesley, Sutton Lane, London, UK, 2003; Art Nova, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, Florida, USA (I-20), 2005 and 2006; Museo Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2008 and History of the World-Eduardo Sarabia, LA Louver, Los Angeles, USA, 2008.