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The alebrijes are sculptures native to Mexico that were born from a dream that Pedro Linares had. In his dream he had a "magical" encounter with these mythical and surreal people. After regaining consciousness, Pedro devoted his life to pay tribute to these characters who had saved his life in his time.
The beauty of the alebrijes lies in the complexity and authenticity of its elaboration. Not only because of its technique at sculptural level to create fantastic and fused animals, but for the richness of the art used in each piece, since there is a harmony in patterns, colors and movement that makes it very captivating and hypnotizing.
A dream. An artist. A legend that became a fundamental part of the Mexican culture and roots.
Spirograph is a toy released on the market in 1967. Since then there have been many reeditions to this day.
These mechanical drawings are made with wheels with gears that guide the pen, everything rotates finally creating hypnotic figures. Everything revolves around something that in the end is nothing. Although these drawings are done mechanically, this does not exclude them from small irregularities, this fact gives them a freshness that we can not achieve by making these designs with the computer.
All this is what the artist Mary Wagner achieves with her large-format pieces. with machines that she does herself.
Kintsukuroi, a Japanese technique of the fifteenth century consisted of mainly repairing ceramic objects , joining the broken parts with gold lacquer, silver or platinum. This way the piece became unique by showing the beauty of its wounds.
The artist Rachel Sussman does this in her project called Sidewalk Kintsukuroi, intervening in streets, sidewalks or walls of the city of New York.
The curious and beautiful thing about all this is to see how many mediocre or bland pieces, after being repaired with this technique, turn into beautiful collectors' pieces.