Jorge Marin (Mexico - )


Jorge Marín was born in Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico, in 1963. As a 7-year-old, he moved with his family to Mexico City. With over a quarter century of experience, he proudly represents Mexico through unique bronze sculpting.

Marín’s work illuminates the intrinsic strength and force that emanates from creation; these pieces challenge Jorge to construct dynamic bodies, full of movement, pushing gravity, rotating in space, despite oftentimes being supported by one point, or seemingly suspended in midair.

Furthermore, Jorge’s work delicately examines the struggle between the coldness of bronze and the warmth his subjects emit through their emotional expressiveness. His focus on the perfection of an equilibrium is usually framed with imperfect figures complete with imposing wings. Another distinctive Marín trait is his recurring utilization of masks: this is his way of depersonalizing sculptures, whereby bodies and obscured faces become universal symbols.

He has dabbled in various sculptural dimensions, ranging from miniature to monumental. These formats have been exhibited both in Mexico and abroad, seizing public space, generating an unprecedented dialogue between artwork and viewer, creating not only functional art but also ample opportunity for varied, meaningful artistic interpretation.

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