biography

Esteban Pastorino Esteban Pastorino was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated as a mechanical technician from the Otto Krause School. He later studied engineering at the University of Buenos Aires, publicity photography at the Instituto Fotodesign and participated in the workshops of Juan Travnik and Fabiana Barreda. He later attended residencies at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and at the Casa de Velazquez (Madrid, Spain).

One of his most recognized works is the series of aerial photographs. To accomplish this task, Pastorino designs and manufactures a 10 x 13 cm cardboard camera that mounts and flies on a kite, places on planes or high places, and shoots using a remote control.

The blur effect intentionally produced by the artist when the camera was manufactured simulates the shallow depth of field and, added to the zenith view of the landscape or public space photographed from above, refers to dioramas or models, thus creating curiosity in the viewer’s interpretation. There are extremely sharp details in these photographs that rule out the possibility of doubt, and a dedicated observer will soon discover that what is represented is not a model, but a real space mediated by the artist, his device and his actions.

In the artist’s words: “The result of the photographic act, due to its characteristics, becomes highly unpredictable. As I am not able to preview what the camera photographs, this fact is what actively defines the resulting image, contrasting itself with the photographer’s gaze as the defining variable of the image.”

He has held exhibitions individually in various institutions in America and Europe, amongst them the Museum of Modern Art of Bueno Aires (2003), Museum of Modern Art of Medellin (Colombia, 2008), XI Biennial of Cuenca (Ecuador, 2011), Museum of Emilio Caraffa (Cordoba, Argentina, 2012) and the Museum of Photography (Šiauliai, Lithuania, 2015).

Amongst his accolades he has received the Premio al Fotógrafo (2001) and the Mejor Muestra de Fotografia (2006), both distinctions given by the Asociacion Argentina de Criticos de Arte; the awards of Leonardo a la Fotografia (2001) and the Fundación Konex; the Unesco Scholarships (2004), Fundacion Antorchas (2004) and the Fondo Nacional de la Artes (2011).

He lives and works in La Plata, province of Buenos Aires.

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artworks

Esteban Pastorino
Untitled. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Variable measurements. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
2019-2020
Esteban Pastorino
Untitled. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
82.7 x 3 x 1 in
2019-2020
Esteban Pastorino
Untitled. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
3 x 63.8 x 0.8 in
2019-2020
Esteban Pastorino
Untitled. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Variable measurements. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
2019-2020
Esteban Pastorino
Untitled. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Variable measurements. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
2019-2020
Esteban Pastorino
Untitled. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
102.3 x 3 x 1 in
2019-2020
Esteban Pastorino
Untitled. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Variable measurements. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
2019-2020
Esteban Pastorino
Untitled. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Edition of 20
3 x 10.5 x 1 in
2020
Esteban Pastorino
Madrid #1. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
63.8 x 3 x 1 in
2019
Esteban Pastorino
Madrid #2. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
63.8 x 3 x 1 in
2019
Esteban Pastorino
NYC. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
63.8 x 3 x 1 in
2019
Esteban Pastorino
Paris. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
63.8 x 3 x 1 in
2019
Esteban Pastorino
PV #1. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
63.8 x 3 x 1 in
2020
Esteban Pastorino
Solis #1. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
63.8 x 3 x 1 in
2020
Esteban Pastorino
UIO. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
63.8 x 3 x 1 in
2020
Esteban Pastorino
Helsinki. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
3 x 40 x 1 in
2012
Esteban Pastorino
Untitled. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
3 x 75.6 x 16.5 in
2020
Esteban Pastorino
Untitled. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
59 x 70 x 3 in
2020
Esteban Pastorino
Untitled. Series: Panorámicas
Glicée printing on light box or backlight. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
59 x 70 x 39 in
2020
Esteban Pastorino
Buenos Aires Panoramic. Series: Panorámicas
35mm film on light box. Edition of 5
78.8 x 33.5 x 2 in
2010
Esteban Pastorino
Human race. Series: Panorámicas
35mm color. Unique piece
41.7 x 45.6 in
2009
Esteban Pastorino
Ahmapxeion. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
38.4 x 46.3 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Alcazaba. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
23.6 x 31.5 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Barceloneta. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
23.6 x 31.5 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Barrio Almeria. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
23.6 x 31.5 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Camiones Skopelos. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
38.4 x 46.3 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Lisse. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
38.4 x 46.3 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Malteria Hudson. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
38.4 x 46.3 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Maquinaria vial. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
38.4 x 46.3 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Nikko. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
31.5 x 42.1 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Pudong at night. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
20.5 x 47.6 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Rambla De Los Argentinos. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
38.4 x 46.3 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Playa Piriápolis. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
38.2 x 56.7 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Represa. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
23.6 x 31.5 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Skiathos. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
38.4 x 46.3 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Spaghetti #1. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
38.4 x 46.3 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Spaghetti #3. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
23.6 x 31.5 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Spaghetti #4. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
23.6 x 31.5 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Spaghetti #5. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
38.4 x 46.3 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Toledo. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
38.4 x 46.3 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Ushuaia. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
38.4 x 53 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Las Ventas #4. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
31.5 x 47.2 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Las Ventas #5. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
31.5 x 47.2 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Veronica. Series: Aéreas
Direct shot. Digital print. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
38.4 x 46.3 in
2002-2014
Esteban Pastorino
Municipalidad Vedia. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
25.2 x 20.2 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Municipalidad Tornquist. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
25.2 x 31.5 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Municipalidad Saldungaray. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
25.2 x 20.2 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Municipalidad Rauch. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
20.2 x 25.2 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Municipalidad Lobería. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
31.5 x 25.2 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Municipalidad Gonzalez Chavez. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
20.2 x 25.2 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Municipalidad Carhue. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
25.2 x 31.5 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Municipalidad Laprida. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
25.2 x 20.2 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Mervado Gonzales Chaves. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
20.2 x 25.2 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Matadero Vedia. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
25.2 x 31.5 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Matadero Tres Lomas. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
20.2 x 25.2 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Matadero Saliqueló. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
34.5 x 25.2 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Matadero Guaminí. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
31.5 x 25.2 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Matadero Coronel Pringles. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
20.2 x 25.2 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Matadero Balcarce. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
25.2 x 31.2 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Delegación Municipal Chacarí. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
20.1 x 25.2 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Cementerio Tres Lomas. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
20.1 x 25.2 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Cementerio Saldungaray. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
25.2 x 31.5 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Cementerio Lobería. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
25.2 x 31.5 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Cementerio Laprida. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
31.5 x 25.2 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Cementerio Balcarce. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
25.2 x 31.5 in
1998-2001
Esteban Pastorino
Cementerio Azul. Series: Salamone
Dichromated rubber print. Direct shot. Edition of 5 + 2AP
25.2 x 31.5 in
1998-2001