Salon Art + Design

Reinaldo Sanguino & Eric Roinestad New York Nov 2018

For this years Salon Art + Design Fair, the city’s seventh, galleries from all over the world touch down at the Park Avenue Armory to showcase their wares. Each booth tells a compelling story and the result is a staggering diverse visual offering that includes everything from 20th century masterworks to innovative genre-disrupting creations from contemporary artists.
In keeping with its focus on process driven American artists, The Future Perfect will showcase the works of Eric Roinestad and Reinaldo Sanguino. Based in California, Roinestad has elevated traditional ceramic studio process with eminently collectable work that feels at once recognizable and otherworldly. Sanguino, who works from a studio in Brooklyn, New York, creates wildly distinctive pieces that pair functionality with a quixotic color palette.

ABOUT ERIC ROINESTAD

 

Eric Roinestad is an American ceramicist, known for his ability to synthesize seemingly opposing aesthetics into wholly original works. His pieces – from sculptures to lighting – suggest a dialogue between the organic and the fabricated; the contemporary and the traditional.

Integrating the spirit of California folk modernism with the designer’s own Scandinavian heritage, Roinestad combines conventional wheel-thrown processes with hand-built methods, giving his work an visceral, human feel. The result is an idiosyncratic body of work that is continuously evolving.

Roinestad was born into a family of artisans, and raised on California’s Central Coast. He pursued a degree in applied art and design from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, before moving to Los Angeles, where he opened a boutique graphic design studio. In the late 90s, he helped design and launch Flaunt Magazine, the beloved avant-garde monthly, prized for its deft blend of art, music, design and fashion. As Flaunt’s art director from 1998 to 2002, Roinestad was the force behind its loud graphics and highly tactile reading experience. In 2002, he became the senior art director for Capitol Records, where he oversaw album design and packaging.

Ceramics began as a passion project, but soon evolved into a career. With natural instincts for proportion and form, his work – which drew from the natural beauty of California, as well as modern design and historical architecture – quickly caught the attention of collectors.

Roinestad made his Design Miami debut in 2016 with his first lighting pieces, then showed again in 2017 with an expansion of the same collection. His work now includes a range of sculptural and decorative pieces, most at larger scale. Eric Roinestad ceramics have been featured in a variety of international publications, including The New York Times T Magazine, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, AD France and Wallpaper.

ABOUT REINALDO SANGUINO

 

Reinaldo Sanguino is a Venezuelan-born artist and ceramicist based in New York City. His work blends traditional ceramic techniques with diverse storytelling tactics – drawn from fashion, design, painting and mixed media collage  – to create singular, highly collectible pieces.

Sanguino’s eye is drawn to color, texture and malleable materials. Inspired by ephemera like postcards, photographs, or the chaotic energy of New York City itself, his pieces – including his much coveted chairs – are often marked by their instantly recognizable graffiti style of painting.

In 1993, Sanguino moved to New York after graduating from the School of Visual Arts Cristobal Rojas in Caracas, Venezuela. His interest in Meissen porcelain and its role in European history led him to develop his singular technique, fostering a deeper connection to both historical and contemporary socio-political themes in his work.

Hallmarks of his prolific, outspoken style include “Ma-S, Twice,” which combines crochet elements with antique lace, or his “Gods and Designer” series – which employs imagery from well-known luxury brands like Tiffany & Co. and Hermes, questioning how our ideas of wealth have shifted over time.

Sanguino’s work has been exhibited at Sultan Gallery as part of the Dean Project New York, the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, the MINT Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minneapolis. He made his Design Miami/ debut with The Future Perfect in 2017.

EXHIBITED WORKS