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Untitled, sculpture, Obsidian I

Documentation Signed
Origin Mexico
Period New
Materials Obsidian, direct carving
W. 8.27 in; H. 11.42 in; D. 8.66 in;
W. 21 cm; H. 29 cm; D. 22 cm;
Condition Good.
Description Obsidian sculpture, direct carved piece. Jorge Yázpik is one of the most renowned contemporary Mexican artists (born Mexico City, 1955). He works in large and small scale abstract sculptures using various precious and semi-precious stones. Yázpik’s approaches stone materials with high respect for their natural qualities, opportunities, and limitations. Often Jade and Obsidian are presented in an unpolished glory, displaying their crystal appeal through carefully placed cuts. Every discourse with the material is approached in Yázpik’s own words, by “clearing the path”, making space for the accidental element. He incorporates a strong architectural design language within his oevre.
Yázpik was mentored by Mexican ‘Ruptura’ artist Manuel Felgurez, a pioneer in Mexican Geometrism. Yázpik explores the negative space and takes references to Pre-Columbian sculpture with a volumetric and spatial language. He carves into the material to create labyrinthine negative spaces, with precise geometric landscapes, contrasting the organic outer surfaces of the stones. He engages the viewer visually, tactually, spatially and architecturally. Most of his works stay untitled, the sculptures shall speak for themselves.

The Obsidian is a volcanic glass stone with a hardness of 5 to 5,5. It has been used in ancient Mexico to make knives and mirrors. Looking into Obsidian mirrors showed the reflections of human faces. The Aztecs believed this were the god-like experiences of looking into the past, present and future. Obsidian bears powerful properties for strength, health, and wellbeing. It has potent energies, as it bears the elements of fire, water, and earth. Put a stone on your desk to help your creativity flow and remove blockages. Its the stone of truth and can reveal secrets, and it can answer your biggest questions.
Styles / Movements Contemporary, Minimalist, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 328744
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