JULIA AURORA GUZMÁN
Using a combination of materials such as metal, coral stone, wood, wax, mesh, and thread, compositions are constructed to settle between the material’s logic and mine. With the purpose of responding to ubiquitous support systems, found in architecture and institutional methods of display, I examine their labor and create sculptures and installations that re-contextualize those mechanisms. The object ‘displayed’, and the object that holds 'it' become sculptures that are made for each other, holding, supporting, revealing themselves in place. The work plays with scale and with the audience, igniting the imagination of spaces through the phenomenology of immensity while creating active, and conscious relationships between the human body, the architectural body and the sculptural body. Their process juxtaposes rawness and refinement, and amorphous objects against calculated structures. Guided through the aesthetics of geometry and tensegrity, the work is conceptually and formally related through balance and precariousness.
Solo exhibition 2019: HOW TO HOLD
Holder of Open-endedness Inkjet print mounted on acrylic, metal, paint 35 x 18.5 cm edition of 3, regardless of size
2019, 290 x 184 x 36 cm, unique, cement, plastic, marblecast, hydrocal, fiberglass, wax, fabric, mesh, thread
Inkjet print mounted on acrylic, metal 35 x 18.5 cm edition of 3, regardless of size
2017, Metal, Mahogany Wood, Coral Stone, 42” x 26.5” x 33.25”
2017, Coral Stone, Mahogany Wood, Metal, Duracal, 19" x 4" x 4"
2017, Fiberglass, Wax, Mesh, Thread, Metal, 38" x 26" x 4.5"