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Cast bronze, with applied verdigris patina, incised artist signature "Mexico / Javier Marín / 999" in casting to verso, mounted upon a steel base.
Head 16 1/2 x 12 x 7 1/2 in.; with stand 45 x 12 x 8 in. (with stand)Private Collection, North Carolina
Javier Marín is a figural sculptor, living and working in Mexico. Born in Uruapan, Mexico in 1962, he studied at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City. Marín is represented by Nohra Haime Gallery in New York City.
"His sculptures are a meditation on the condition of man. He creates human figures that are extremely dynamic and majestic, yet at the same time look pained and intensely emotional. With incredible mastery and intuitive talent, Marín molds and manipulates forms to indicate the fragility and deterioration of the human body and flesh, and emphasizes character and emotion through details, textured surfaces, and the interplay of light and shadow. Marín represents man bared and wounded. In stressing his portraits rough physicality and the scars they assume, the sculptor comments on their personal past, endeavors and inner struggles."
He represented Mexico in the 50th Venice Biennale and has exhibited extensively throughout Mexico and internationally. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Universidad La Salle, Mexico City; Galería Tornabuoni, Pietrasanta, Versilia; Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris; Espace Bellevue, Biarritz, France; among others. His work is in numerous museum and private collections worldwide.
Good estate condition, some scratches and wear to base.
$20,000 - 40,000