Paula Rondon

Paula

Photo by Maddie Cordoba

Artist Statement

As a sculptor, Paula Rondon is interested in storytelling. Her work is influenced by iconic scenes from film, character archetypes, and the cliches of their stories. Rondon’s work dissects the pop-culture images we all seem to know, which, like the classic song that’s always on the tip of our tongue, we cannot seem to place the who or where.

Bio

Paula Rondon is a mixed-media sculptor and BFA graduate from New York University. She is currently working and living in NYC, and has exhibited throughout the city at several venues including Planthouse Gallery, The Broadway Windows, The Kimmel Windows galleries, and 80WSE. Rondon grew up in South Florida and is influenced by images and objects from maritime culture, as well as the Hollywood film culture of Los Angeles–where she was born.

Paula Rondon’s work was featured in “Close to the Chest” curated by Adam Dunlavy.

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Interview

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Olivia Andrews in conversation with Paula Rondon

 

Selected Work

Ark, 2016 Foam, wood, rope, acrylic 48 x 36 x 36 inches
Ark, 2016
Foam, wood, rope, acrylic
48 x 36 x 36 inches

 

No Bananas On Board, 2016 Tarp, rope, inflatable bananas 41 x 60 x 12 inches
No Bananas On Board, 2016
Tarp, rope, inflatable bananas
41 x 60 x 12 inches

 

My Indiana, 2016 Wood, buoy, rope, acrylic teeth, glue mixture 30 x 17 x 12 inches
My Indiana, 2016
Wood, buoy, rope, acrylic teeth, glue mixture
30 x 17 x 12 inches

 

When He’s Gone, 2016 Life preserver, snorkel, thrift store photograph 24 x 24 x 6 inches
When He’s Gone, 2016
Life preserver, snorkel, thrift store photograph
24 x 24 x 6 inches

 

Cold Hard Bitch, 2016 Foam, faucet knob, wood, acrylic 17 x 6 x 8 inches
Cold Hard Bitch, 2016
Foam, faucet knob, wood, acrylic
17 x 6 x 8 inches