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Abraham Cruzvillegas | the artist






The artist Abraham Cruzvillegas
Born 1968, Mexico City, Mexico.
Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico.

Style and technique of the artist: Sculpture Objects, Sao Paulo Biennale, Venice Biennale, Installation art, Video,


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Abraham Cruzvillegas est né en 1968, il vit et travaille à Mexico. Son travail a été exposé depuis 1987, en Allemagne, en Angleterre, au Brésil, Canada, Mexique, États-Unis, en France et en Espagne. Il a participé à la Biennale de La Havane (1994), à la Biennale de Sao Paulo (2002) à la Biennale de Venise (2003)...

However art makes itself evident, it shall remain, above all, raw source material in all its natural, unstable, physical, chaotic and crystalline states: solid, liquid, colloidal and gaseous. It is the joy of energy.

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Abraham Cruzvillegas creates work that reflects his upbringing in Ajusco, a district of Mexico City developed by migrants from the countryside attracted to work in the city's building trade, who used their knowledge to collaboratively construct their homes and communities. Cruzvillegas' work reflects the social and political implications of such community action. This may sound a dry observation, but the exhibition contains a playful sense of humour...

The Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas is best known for his sculptures that transform everyday objects, such as found scrap wood and weathered buoys, into elegant compositions. Updating Duchamp's readymade technique while reflecting the specific locale of where the materials were sourced, his work highlights specific socio-economic circumstances around production...