Pablo Bronstein

‘Saint Sebastian’ Pencil Holder


Pablo Bronstein
‘Saint Sebastian’ Pencil Holder, 2018
Hand–built Ceramic
Edition of 50
6.5 x 29 cm

Available in green, pink or blue colourways




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About the artwork

Pablo Bronstein’s hand–cast ceramic pencil holder pays homage to the early Christian martyr Saint Sebastian, popularized by Renaissance painters and gay literary writers, amongst others. Believed to have been martyred during the persecution of Christians on the orders of Roman emperor Diocletian, Sebastian was bound to a stake so that Mauritania archers could fill him full of arrows.

Bronstein's artistic practice spans from drawing to choreography and performance; each with a focus on architecture and pre–20th century European design. The artist's interests often lie in the "inaccuracies that occur when the past is re–created".

Each sculpture is hand–built, marbled and glazed by a master Scottish craftsperson. Please allow three weeks for delivery.

About the artist

Pablo Bronstein (b. 1977, Buenos Aires) lives and works in London. Solo exhibitions include Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, UK (2020); Ickworth House, Suffolk, UK (2020); Carousel, OGR, Turin, IT (2019); Raid the Icebox Now with Pablo Bronstein: Historic Rhode Island Décor, RISD, Providence, US (2019); London in its Original Splendour, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK (2018); Clocks, Cupid’s Caprice, Herald St, London, UK (2018); Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, UK (2017); Tate Britain Commission 2016: Pablo Bronstein, Tate Britain, London, UK (2016); We live in Mannerist times, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US (2015); The Grand Tour: Pablo Bronstein and the Treasures of Chatsworth, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK, The Grand Tour, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK (2015); Pablo Bronstein: Enlightenment Discourse on The Origins of Architecture, REDCAT, Los Angeles (2014); Recent History, Herald St, London (2014); A is Building, B is Architecture, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2013); Intermezzo: Two girls wear fashion garments on a palm tree, curated by Cecilia Alemani, High Line, New York (2013); Tate Live, Tate Modern, London (2012); Sketches for Regency Living, Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2011), Pissoir, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2011); Garden A La Mode, Tate Britain (2010) and Pablo Bronstein at the Met, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2009).

Bronstein is represented by Herald St, London and Galleria Franco Noero, Turin.

Bronstein is a Trustee of Studio Voltaire, London.

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