All Digital Artworks by Pablo Thecuadro
for the Uterque SS Press Book
Words by Katie Farley
Many may assume that the execution of collaging is simple, albeit there is much more than initially meets the eye to this artful technique. The oh so interestingly abstract aesthetic is achieved by a sound understanding of composition and a smart, creative vision that is able to foresee the picture’s entirety at the same time as only manipulating isolated fragments. Such complexed dexterities can be observed amid the aesthetically striking creations of photographer and artist Pablo Thecuadro, whose collages present fashion in a highly contemporary and idiosyncratic application.
Thecuadro’s paper precision works of art are constructed with the utmost skill, so much so that they translate as a single seamless image that simultaneously presents an array of additional perspectives. The fundamental concept that Spanish artist Pablo aspires to illustrate throughout his collages is the dichotomy that is frequently exposed to human existence, along with highlighting many different sides of one’s personality.
“The collages I make express the duality in the human being, who we want to be versus who we really are and what part of us we show to others”, explains the upcoming master of imagery. “‘Collage Art’ is a never-ending process, you can put as many images you want together over and over again.”
With the exploration into line, shape, and traditional form, Thecuadro is able to distract the spectator’s observation from fashion for a moment and instead redirect both model and clothing into an innovative art formulation that retains a continuous gaze. An intoxicating symbiosis of fine art and haute couture is achieved by the artist extracting an assortment of images from modern fashion editorials, using both a knife digitally and physically. After tracing the contours of existing photographs, Pablo frequently keeps a thin frame as a graphic vector, leaving the resulting images as elegantly composed and visually arresting.
Pablo Thecuadro’s collages are indicative of visual innovation. Using the malleable medium to evoke statements, push boundaries, and navigate uncharted territory, he is pioneering a unique method that is truly clever and captivating.