Jul 24 | Sep 3, 2014
Mexican artist is presenting his new body of work in his first
gallery’s exhibition in Miami.
young artist that reflects on a fundamental act in the art: the look.
By diverse media he explores the dialogue between materials of
natural origin as graphite and wood, that serves as a technique to
speak of what is human from subjective codes in his relation with the
media and with the multiplicity of the points of view of the
spectator. He integrates elements from his personal
mythology and from nature as testimonial symbols of contemporary
society. The work is an exploration of the interactions between
techniques and formats that includes drawing, painting, stage
resources, installation, animation, video-art and video-installation.
He puts the spectator in a vigilant position before his will of
contemplation. He has been selected in the official selection of the
Biennial Tamayo 2006, in the Scholarship young Creators of the FONCA
2007 and in the residence Artist in Residence at 18th, Street
Art Center Los Angeles in 2008.
has been a human necessity since the age of cave painting. There’s
an ancestral connection and romanticism in the middle. Paper and
pigments have been used for hundreds of years. There is something
organic about drawing, which makes you feel part of the process.
There’s a bridge from your mind to your arms to the materials that
enable you to create something bigger than yourself. It’s my way of
searching for the sublime. In my way of painting, it all starts with
the creation of my own mythology, which comes from the experiences
and connection to nature that I’ve had through all my life. I’m
influenced by the cultural context and the importance of rituals in
my country. Besides my personal point of view, all wild animals
already have their own universal roles, archetypes and simbology. For
me, everything is part of a whole: every animal, landscape or natural
have been working for some time in creating a sort of mystique and
mythology within a personal language which comes of the appropriation
of certain symbols and myths, coming from my interest in the attempt
to talk about the human being.
objects and the creation of some of these elements are central to a
belief system, which is observed in various religions.
object has a value and thus becomes important, because they are
involved in one way or another in a reality that transcends it, a
stone or a piece of root become sacred among others by the fact that
his form causes an interest in a class or the source of the magical
symbol. The object appears as a receptacle of a mystical force that
gives it meaning and value
this occasion the work I presented in my display at Dot Fiftyone
Gallery "Items Needed" arises from the encounter with
objects from hikes made by the forest, through the graphic and
pictorial manipulation and representation of these, as a ritual act,
I intend to make them real, sacred, swamping be.
exhibit shows the process of building a personal mysticism and
sacredness of these objects and shows the human need to provide a
certain sublime halo objects and give them a sense of these value, as
may well be the case with the work of art.