THE CONCEPT OF SUBLIME
“Everyone knows about ‘kitsch’, but no one really knows exactly what it is. We therefore need something sublime to explain it, just as the extraordinary Joseph Pace works.” (Elite Magazine, São Paulo). “Hailed as one of the most important artist of the moment, painter, sculptor, and printmaker Joseph Pace is celebrated in this compelling solo show. Jewels also play a part.” (Jumeirah Magazine, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة )
Pace’s work has been shown in major galleries and institutions throughout the world. After his solo exhibition at the Museum Boncompagni of Decorative Arts of the Rome National Gallery of Modern Art, Joseph Pace: L’Eva Futura (13 november, 2014 – 13 february, 2015), his work was the subject of a major exhibition organized by the Pantheon of Rome, Joseph Pace: Sacra Sacrorum (23 november 2018 – 13 january, 2019), which traveled to the National Historical Library of Agriculture, Ministry of Agricultural Policies (1 – 29 march, 2019). An exhibition of his work will be on view at the Papal Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome (1 – 30 october, 2019), and at the SBBA in Rio de Janeiro in 2020.
Joseph Pace’s works has been insured in museums and institutions all over the world, from 12,000 euros. (Museu Afro Brazil, SP, São Paulo). “…With a refined and aesthetic language, Pace’s sculptures are made with thousands of pieces of high fashion costume jewelry, mostly vintage, which the artist recovers in every part of the world, thus creating a sort of research in the “industrial archeology” field applied to the decoration of the bodies of our times…” (Boncompagni Decorative Arts Museum of the National Gallery of Modern Art of Rome)
Pace also exhibits in unusual places, such as exclusive clubs and extra-luxury hotels, and luxury boutiques. Joseph Pace has been described as an “Artist of vital dynamism and cosmic force” by the Brazilian journal, Diario da Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de São Paulo – ALESP.