“My works are focused on what I have
and not on what is missing.”

They are an expression of the myriad of possibilities offered by the limited materials available.

My heads are crafted from what I have, what comes to me, what I look for and what I find.

I try not to buy anything.

I adhere to the intention of recycling and reutilizing from an artistic point of view, as appropriation and resignification, as a game of seeking and collecting.

There is some playful component in the search and in the findings, but there is much more fun in the industrious assembly of the multiple objects found.

Chance provides me with materials; then, I let them guide the assembly process. The results are almost always unforeseeable.

When I’m surprised by the unexpected, my work is done. In that precise moment, the artwork begins to have a life of its own and it is no longer mine.

Works

Cyclopea
Cyclopea
Sr. Octón Star
Sr. Octón Star
Pinuzzia
Pinuzzia
Jarcio
Jarcio
Hada Gris
Hada Gris
Mme. Yvonne Charnière
Mme. Yvonne Charnière

Biography

Aster Pars was born in Argentina. She lives and works in Buenos Aires. She studied at “Prilidiano Pueyrredón” Fine Arts School. Once she finished her fine arts studies, eager to learn about cultures, she went to the Buenos Aires University and got a degree in Anthropology. She traveled, worked in her atelier and began new studies until she obtained a PhD scholarship at the University of Buenos Aires. In 2011 she graduated as a PhD in Philosophy with a major in Anthropology.

Between 1991 and 2015, she took part in numerous art exhibitions and started her career as a college professor. She published two books and some articles in international publications. She also worked as a scene-shifter for plays and musicals. In pursue of her new interests, she attended different scenography workshop offered by most prestigious Argentinian theatres: Teatro Colón and Teatro San Martín.

After going through some moving experiences, in 2016, she reached a turning point in her artistic career. Her new art works are a combination of techniques including modelling, cartapesta, carving and assembling, using a variety of recycled elements. Her works can be defined as hybrid beings, whose DNA navigate among different realms of materials, enabling the exploration of multiple expression possibilities based on the limits of what is available. Aster Pars’s artwork, by assembling incongruous materia fragments, seeks and finds new ways to create the unexpected.

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