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MIRIAM MEDREZ

**Destellos de luz
**Destellos de luz

ARTIST

*Caparazón blanco

BIO

was born in Mexico City in the year 1958; she studied Plastic Arts at the UNAM, as well as at Montreal’s Concordia University in Canada; she also completed educational labour at Jerusalem’s Betzalel University in Israel.
In the year 1985, she established herself in the city of Monterrey, located in the State of Nuevo León; during this time, she intensified her work as a sculptor at the start of the 1980’s; since then, she has undergone a constant search; addressing different means, and experimenting with diverse techniques filled with notable quality of execution and craft.

All of this has brought her to obtain recognition, awards (1st place in sculpting, IV Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, 1998), institutional stimuli (Sistema Nacional de Creadores FONCA/ CONACULTA 2006 – 2009 and 2010 – 2013); she has also exposed her work in museums (individual retrospectives at the MARCO Museum of Monterrey from 1995 through 2008); as well as other public and private forums in Mexico and abroad.

Even when she transited through abstraction, her link with corporeality has always been present— particularly in her most recent work. Her consideration of the female body is the main subject and constant theme of her work. Images of the female body abound in the history of art; generally made through a man’s optic vision, as an erotic object; nevertheless, the work presented by the artist, Medrez, is accomplished by means of her very own vision and entrails.
The view applied to every one of her individual pieces is made from the inside out and successfully emanates from genre ideas taken from an intimate, as well as a universal perspective. The essence of Medrez’s work is focused on the importance of manual work; one which gives the capacity of giving form to a sculpture through the dexterity of her own hands and sense of touch; lovingly creating and carefully molding each piece.
Every work of art made by her, transmits the most powerful connection between the human eye and hand. It offers a successful transmission of feeling and gives the spectator an opening to a portal which will take them into world’s never before reached or even imagined.

Miriam Medrez CV

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DESDE LAS ALTURAS, Serie

“Desde las alturas” Series
“Desde las alturas” Series

Medium: Home textiles, fabric scraps and the plane is made of metal with welds.
Measurements: 3.10 m high, 1.45 m wide and .45 cm deep.

This artpiece it’s about war and how affects the landscape where I live, it also talks about habitat destruction and displacements.

“Desde las alturas” Series
“Desde las alturas” Series

DESDE LAS ALTURAS, Serie

Medium: Home textiles, fabric scraps, hand stitches.
Measurements: 2.60 m high, 1.70 m wide and 0.5 cm deep.

This piece talks about the land, the ways that water takes from it and how it is built and deconstructed.

“Desde las alturas” Series, detail
“Desde las alturas” Series, detail
“Desde las alturas” Series
“Desde las alturas” Series

DESDE LAS ALTURAS, Serie

“Desde las alturas” Series
“Desde las alturas” Series

Medium: Home textiles, fabric scraps and black suede fabric.
Measurements: 2.70 m high, 2 m wide and .05 cm deep.

This demonstrates how the landscape start to break.

“Desde las alturas” Series
“Desde las alturas” Series

DESDE LAS ALTURAS, Serie

Medium:  Home textiles, fabric scraps, hand stitch.
Measurements: 1.51 m high, 1.48 m wide and .5 cm deep.

It talks about industrialization and how it affects the earth, including how through it pollution begins in the land and in the waters that later lose their characteristic blue color.

“Desde las alturas” Series
“Desde las alturas” Series
“Desde las alturas” Series
“Desde las alturas” Series

*CAPARAZÓN BLANCO

Medium: Iron structure with cloth.
Measurements: 1.67 m diameter, 92 m high and .5 cm deep.

This piece talks about the repetition that can be built from the same piece, as well as the fractals found in nature.

** DESTELLOS DE LUZ

Medium:  Black suede fabric, hand sewn, golden thread
Measurements: 80 cm diameter, 32 cm deep
Light enters a dark space and passes through these golden threads that cause a sensation of flashes of light. In itself it talks about how light is projected.