Rodrigo de la Sierra | IL PONTE CONTEMPORANEA(897 reads)
RODRIGO DE LA SIERRA IN ROME | 18 Jul - 18 Sep 2012
There could be no finer and joyful ambassador to Rome than TIMO. The brainchild of the auto-didactic Mexican sculptor Rodrigo de la Sierra, Timoteo, better known as Timo, waltzes us through life's vicissitudes with his incomparable likeness of being.
It is no wonder the artist has chosen the pale bronze patinas for this heroic little figure. De la Sierra uses Timo's adventures as metaphors for the not so happy, moments the world is experiencing.
Originally an architect, De la Sierra has laid down his architect's tools to dedicate him self to sculpture and has, in a very short period of time, gained great success and recognition. Born in Mexico City where he lives and works, and widely collected in Mexico and North America, with several museum exhibitions under his belt, De la Sierra was thrilled to accept the invitation to exhibit his TIMO in Europe and where more prestigious a site than Rome.
Several sculptures have been carefully selected for this exhibition, from the "Modern Times" resin installation of many little Timos scrambling about on the assembly line to a three meter high bronze trio of Timo's doing a balancing act on the world, to the newest creation "Memento Mori", a not so veiled referral to the cruelty and futility of war, De la Sierra manages to touch on the many themes prevalent in today's society.
This artist has conquered the difficult and almost impossible task of conceptually touching on serious themes yet presenting us with some exquisitely executed joyful art - a difficult dichotomy which TIMO conquers with his lightness of being.
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