The SCAD exhibitions department presents Dario Escobar: Singular-Plural, a selection of re-worked industrial objects and works on paper highlighting form, function and concept.
Escobar pulls everyday objects—a skateboard, a book page, a baseball bat—from the world of the mass produced into the realm of fine art through his use of appropriation, accumulation and repetition.
The result is a work of art composed of multiple objects that were once singular and utilitarian and are now presented as one work that is imbued with entirely different aesthetic and conceptual qualities.
Artist Dario Escobar is known for his "baroque meets today type" series of works that combines Baroque handcraft with well-known consumer products. His work is featured in many private collections.
Escobar studied architecture at Rafael Landívar University in Guatemala, and fine arts at Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (ENAP) in Guatemala.
Escobar’s work has been presented in biennials in France, Cuba, Venice, Perù, Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Venezuela
Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno Carlos Mérida, Ciudad de Guatemala, 2011
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, 2007
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, 2005
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, 2007
Escobar's work will be featured in a solo exhibition at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago in Santiago, Chile, in 2012.