The seventh featured artist for OPEN, the community art event coordinated with Team London Bridge and taking place at London Bridge Hotel is Pablo Rodriguez Blanco, who has two pieces within the exhibit.  This arts programme looks to promote those talented artists living or working in Southwark, where our hotel is sited.

Over 100 artists submitted work for consideration with 14 being asked to participate in this first phase of the London Bridge Hotel OPEN which gives potential buyers the opportunity to see an artwork in an environment more akin to a contemporary home. All OPEN art works can be purchased and the exhibition runs until June 2019.

Pablo is interested enough in the mystery behind games. Based on games and simple shapes, he investigates everyday norms and power dynamics, particularly within the boundaries of the educational space. There is a kind of common knowledge that comes from children’s games that intersects with our
collective memory of broader social interactions, even violence.

Two masks that replicate a similar shape. A mask behind a wall or simply a black plane. The replicated shape is a mask worn by a child. The child is wearing a costume consisting of the mask, a piece of
fabric, a branch and moss. The child is in a photograph that does not explain the reason or
purpose of the costume. The photograph is in a book about the mystery behind games.

Children Masks
Acrylic on paper and colour papers
50cm x 50cm
£300 per artwork


Education: MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2017 – 2019 BA Fine Art, Pontifcia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, 2009 – 2013


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