Las cosas antiguas que nos pertenecen (Octahedron/ostrich), 2021
Wood carving (cedar, pine and walnut) & assemblies, polychrome oil painting
205 x 70 x 65 cm
80 11/16 x 27 9/16 x 25 9/16 inches
In the sculptures that share this title, I contemplate the geometrical figures known as Plato’s solids, as a beginning, alluding to the importance that geometry has had in the development of contemporary society, these pieces are hand-carved in wood and painted with oil, the intention is somehow to preserve the feeling that a painting worked with this technique gives but to expose it to one more dimension, that is to say, to project a painting in three dimensions.
These pieces were worked in a software from which I mix different objects related to the contemporary society, insert them between them and between the different solids of Plato, until achieving a structural balance that allows the sculptures to preserve their vertical position as well as an aesthetic balance. Courtesy OMR, Mexico City. Photo: © Diego Argüelles.
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