PROYECTOSMONCLOVA is a contemporary art gallery based in Mexico City that focuses on facilitating dialogues between Mexican and international artists from different generations such as: Eduardo Terrazas, Fred Sandback, Martin Soto Climent, Josephine Meckseper, Tercerunquinto, Helen Escobedo and Chantal Peñalosa among others. Established in 2005, the gallery’s program has evolved into one of the most important forums for contemporary art in Mexico. In addition to the exhibition program the gallery publishes books and exhibition catalogues. Recent titles include: Restoration of a Mural Painting. Tercerunquinto 2000-2015, Robert C. Morgan. Works 1967-2017, and the upcoming The Properties of Light. Luis Barragán-Fred Sandback. Exhibition highlights include: Caramel Huysmans. Martin Soto Climent (2015); The Properties of Light. Fred Sandback (2016); dre omins. Andreas Slominski (2016); Con tan sólo mirar… Eduardo Terrazas (2016); Doble fondo. Tercerunquinto (2017); and the upcoming Josephine Meckseper (2017).

 

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Mexico City 06700
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Eduardo Terrazas

A founding member of the Mexican contemporary art scene, the career of Eduardo Terrazas (1936, Guadalajara, Mexico) has been characterized by fifty years of dedication to the fields of architecture, design, museology, urban planning, and art. Terrazas came to prominence as a young architect when he was selected as the co-designer of the logo and prevalent design elements for the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City. The logo, which was traced in concentric circles, was inspired by Huichol artisan techniques from Jalisco, Durango, and Nayarit, set a precedent for the geometric forms that have come to define the artist’s visual language. In the 1970s, Terrazas began experimenting with the formal relationships of geometric elements through drawings. These investigations, combined with the appropriation of elements from Mexican folk art, have resulted in a unique language that navigates both contemporary art and craft traditions. For Terrazas, the application of craft is an essential ontological process, which he deems particularly poignant for the 21st century. The Huichol yarn technique, in which coloured yarn is arranged on wax-covered boards, has been adopted by Terrazas not only for its aesthetic properties, but also due to its labourious demands, which require absorption in the act, and therefore meditation within the process.

1395Eduardo Terrazas
1.1.123, from the series Possibilities of a Structure, subseries Cosmos, 1974, oil on canvas, Framed dimensions: 122 x 122 x 3 cm
1403Eduardo Terrazas
1.1.127, from the series Possibilities of a Structure, subseries Cosmos, 1974, oil on canvas, Framed dimensions: 122.5 x 122.5 x 3 cm
1401Eduardo Terrazas
1.1.94, from the series Possibilities of a Structure, subseries Cosmos, 1970-1972, wool yarn on wooden board covered with Campeche wax, Framed dimensions: 160 x 160 x 7 cm
2328Eduardo Terrazas
1.1.213, from the series Possibilities of a Structure, subseries Cosmos, 2016, wool yarn on wooden board covered with Campeche wax, Framed dimensions: 97.5 x 97.5 x 7 cm (each)
2467Eduardo Terrazas
1.2.39, from the series “Possibilities of a Structure”, subseries “Nine Circles”, 2016, wool yarn on wooden board covered with Campeche wax, Framed dimensions: 97.5 x 97.5 x 7 cm (each)
2320Eduardo Terrazas
1.1.239, from the series Possibilities of a Structure, subseries Cosmos, 2016, wool yarn on wooden board covered with Campeche wax, Framed dimensions: 130 x 130 x 9.6 cm
1382Eduardo Terrazas
1.1.5, from the series Possibilities of a Structure, subseries Cosmos, 1974-2013, wool yarn on wooden board covered with Campeche wax, Framed dimensions: 130 x 130 x 7 cm
1384Eduardo Terrazas
1.1.18, from the series Possibilities of a Structure, subseries Cosmos, 1974-2013, wool yarn on wooden board covered with Campeche wax, Framed dimensions: 130 x 130 x 7 cm
1393Eduardo Terrazas
0.3, from the series Zero, 1969, oil on canvas, Framed dimensions: 122 x 102 x 3 cm
2333Eduardo Terrazas
19.1, from the series Windows, 1982-2016, acrylic on linen, dimensions: 120 x 160 x 4 cm
2334Eduardo Terrazas
19.2, from the series Windows, 1982-2016, acrylic on linen, dimensions: 120 x 120 x 4 cm
1409Eduardo Terrazas
1.1.160, from the series Possibilities of a Structure, subseries Cosmos, 1974, Chinese ink on paper, Framed dimensions: 42.6 x 42.6 x 3.4 cm
1411Eduardo Terrazas
1.1.25b, from the series Possibilities of a Structure, subseries Cosmos, 1974, Chinese ink on paper, Framed dimensions: 48.5 x 48.5 x 3.4 cm
1379Eduardo Terrazas
1.1.39, from the series Possibilities of a Structure, subseries Cosmos, 1974, color pencil on paper, Framed dimensions: 38 x 38 x 3.5 cm
1397Eduardo Terrazas
1.1.49b, from the series Possibilities of a Structure, subseries Cosmos, 1973-1985, marker on paper, Framed dimensions: 38 x 38 x 3.5 cm
1399Eduardo Terrazas
1.1.1b, from the series Possibilities of a Structure, subseries Cosmos, 1974, marker on paper, Framed dimensions: 37.5 x 37.7 x 3.5 cm
1386Eduardo Terrazas
5.8, from the series Deconstruction of an Image, 2013, automotive lacquer with matte varnish on wooden board, dimensions: 250 x 200 x 4.8 cm
1388Eduardo Terrazas
5.9, from the series Deconstruction of an Image, 2013, automotive lacquer with matte varnish on wooden board, dimensions: 250 x 200 x 4.8 cm
1423Eduardo Terrazas
17.3, Exponential Growth, from the series The Predicament of Mankind, 1975-2013, 16 silkscreens on paper, dimensions: 35 x 35 cm (each)
1425Eduardo Terrazas
17.4, Organic Growth, from the series The Predicament of Mankind, 1975-2013, 16 silkscreens on paper, dimensions: 35 x 35 cm (each)
1405Eduardo Terrazas
14.11, from the series Everyday Museum, 1987, aluminum figurines mounted on a wood board lined with fabric, Framed dimensions: 65.5 x 55.5 x 10 cm
1407Eduardo Terrazas
14.21, from the series Everyday Museum, 1987, wooden figurines mounted on a wood board lined with fabric, Framed dimensions: 83 x 83 x 5 cm
2330Eduardo Terrazas
14.30, from the series Everyday Museum, 1987, rulers of wood mounted on a wood board, Framed dimensions: 118.6 x 118.8 x 8 cm
2332Eduardo Terrazas
14.10, from the series Everyday Museum, 1987, wooden figurines mounted on a wood board lined with fabric, Framed dimensions: 122 x 156 x 6 cm
1419Eduardo Terrazas
Turning Point, from the series The Predicament of Mankind, 1975-2013, digital print on cotton paper, Framed dimensions: 131.5 x 245.5 x 3.5 cm