Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Pezo von Ellrichshausen are a duo who create contemplative and awe-inspiring installations.
The collaborative describe their style as ‘architectonic art’ for it blurs the lines between art and architecture.
Conceptual, intellectual, sensual and physical; the duo create art to be experienced, lived and breathed.

From spindly towers made of octagonal drums to serpentine pavilions of converging cylinders, collaborative duo, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, create awe-inspiring installations and architectural phenomenons for biennials and art fairs across the globe. As well as contemplative sculptures and buildings, the polymathic duo fluidly transition between painting, drawing and screen-printing too.

The Collaborative

Chilean Mauricio Pezo and Argentinian Sofia von Ellrichshausen met by chance in Buenos Aires. Within a few days, they decided to bring their artistic minds together and form Pezo von Ellrichshausen. The couple founded their art and architecture studio in 2002 in Concepción, Chile. They constructed their part-home-part-studio in the shape of a small tower on a plinth. Here, in Cien House, they are able to live and breathe their artistic practice. The duo reached international heights when they curated the Chilean Pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale. They have gone from strength to strength since.

A Practice with a Difference

Work that is at once conceptual and intellectual, sensual and physical, the duo do not create art as we know it, they create experiences. They describe their style as ‘architectonic art’ for it blurs the line between art and architecture. They are particularly interested in themes of repetition and geometry, as can be seen in their geometric abstract prints such as SOLID/GOLD/BROWN - limited edition and hand-printed in Chile. The duo believe that a building cannot be depicted with a fixed viewpoint or classic perspective as this erodes the temporal dimension of its architectural space. The subject loses the pure experience of changing light, temperature and seasons on a construct, for example. Their geometric representations, therefore, explore the tension between documentation and experiencing the true narrative of a building or space.

Global Presence of Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Their work has been showcased worldwide, enjoying applause everywhere from Jardin des Tuileries in Paris, Venice Architecture Biennale, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Milan's Palazzo Litta and the Chicago Architecture Biennial. In 2014, the duo was also featured in an architectural show at London’s Royal Academy called ‘Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined’.

Selected Works

62009141010 (Interior No. 017) by Pezo von Ellrichshausen

62009141010 (Interior No. 017)

Paintings - 30x30 cm
70704131215 (Interior No. 009) by Pezo von Ellrichshausen

70704131215 (Interior No. 009)

Paintings - 30x30 cm
33003160758 (Exterior No. 018) by Pezo von Ellrichshausen

33003160758 (Exterior No. 018)

Paintings - 23x31 cm
33003160701 (Exterior No. 017) by Pezo von Ellrichshausen

33003160701 (Exterior No. 017)

Paintings - 23x31 cm
62004131213 (Interior No. 016) by Pezo von Ellrichshausen

62004131213 (Interior No. 016)

Paintings - 30x30 cm
10712151308 (Interior No. 073) by Pezo von Ellrichshausen

10712151308 (Interior No. 073)

Paintings - 30x30 cm
72104130818 (Interior No. 017) by Pezo von Ellrichshausen

72104130818 (Interior No. 017)

Paintings - 60x60 cm
32910141239 (Interior No. 061) by Pezo von Ellrichshausen

32910141239 (Interior No. 061)

Paintings - 120x120 cm
50101161109 (Interior No. 098) by Pezo von Ellrichshausen

50101161109 (Interior No. 098)

Paintings - 120x120 cm

72402161301 (Exterior No. 013)

Paintings - 23x31 cm

22903162212 (Exterior No. 015)

Paintings - 23x31 cm

71007161632 (Exterior No. 001)

Paintings - 180x240 cm

71809161013 (Exterior No. 020)

Paintings - 180x240 cm

51801190725 (Informal No. 005)

Paintings - 28x21 cm

51801190726 (Informal No. 006)

Paintings - 28x21 cm

Finite Format 04, No. 727

Paintings - 28x21 cm

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