Boris Pintado

Montréal, Canada


Having always been interested in drawing, Boris Pintado worked for a few years in the fields of animated film and graphic design. He then joined a mosaic preparation studio specializing in the creation of public art murals. Self-taught, he continues to broaden the scope of his artistic exploration thought studio practice as well as in situ installations and land art. He has participated in several group and solo shows. Born in Spain, he currently lives and works in Montreal.

About the artwork

Reset. Yes, resetting is necessary. But first, it might be wise stop for a moment, take a break and recharge. To connect. To breathe. A moment of repose to better get moving again. Rest to reset. This work is an invitation to sit down a bit on the letter E, the very one that marks the difference between the words REST and RESET. An opportunity to reflect on the drastic but essential changes we must carry out to reinitialize our way of life.

This piece is entirely composed of cardboard packaging. This ubiquitous material defines our times despite being accorded so little consideration as it is a cornerstone of the circulation of goods and the resulting sorry state our world finds itself in.

CONCEPTION AND FIXATION: the bottom parts of the letters are full while the rest is empty. This makes the structure both lighter and more stable. The whole is fixed to the ground with silicone so as to make it easier to remove the piece once it has been taken down.