Jorge Marin

(Mexico -)


Biography

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.

Exhibition

El Cuerpo Como Paisaje, Beijing – China
Grandes Maestros. Transición y Ruptura en la pintura Mexicana
El Cuerpo Como Paisaje, Bandung – Indonesia
Donación Alas de México a la Ciudad de México
Alas de la Ciudad, Houston – Texas
El Lenguaje del Cuerpo, Dinamarca
El Lenguaje del Cuerpo, Torreón – México
El Cuerpo Como Paisaje, Singapur
El Cuerpo Como Paisaje, Guangzhou – China
Raza de Bronce, Aeropuerto Benito Juárez
"Alas de la Ciudad" Brownsville – Texas
Ángel de la Seguridad Social
El Cuerpo Como Paisaje, Shanghai – China
“Alas de la Ciudad”. Itinerancia norteamericana - BROWNSVILLE
“El Cuerpo como Paisaje”. Itinerancia asiática
"Alas de la Ciudad" Tamaulipas
"Dioses y Héroes" Museo Felipe S. Gutiérrez. Toluca, México
"El Cuerpo como Paisaje" Museo Reyes Meza, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
Presea Melchor Ocampo
"Alas de la Ciudad" en Morelia, Michoacán
"El Cuerpo como Paisaje" en Lieja, Bélgica.
"Alas de la Ciudad" Campeche
"El Cuerpo como Paisaje" en la Comisión Europea Bruselas, Bélgica.
Visiones del Arte Mexicano (2011)
"El Cuerpo como Paisaje" Casa Redonda, Chihuahua.
"Alas de la Ciudad" En el Festival Internacional de Campeche.
"El Cuerpo como Paisaje" Torreón Coahuila.
"El Cuerpo como Paisaje" San Petesburgo, Rusia
Alas de México, Tel Aviv Port, Israel
"Alas de la Ciudad" en Torreón Coahuila
"Alas de la Ciudad" en Saltillo Coahuila
Exposición Timisoara, Rumania