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$ 10,800

'CENTRE FINGERS' - coffeetable

Customization Options This is a unique piece. Nevertheless Julio Martínez has worked on many bespoke pieces for private clients, from sculpture, to tables, writing desks, office furniture and dining ensembles. Please reach out if you have a special request.
Documentation Signed
Origin Mexico
Period New
Materials Huamuchil wood (Acacia Pringlei), white marble, stainless steel. Direct carving and forgery. Salvaged wood. Unique piece.
W. 49.61 in; H. 15.75 in; D. 31.5 in;
W. 126 cm; H. 40 cm; D. 80 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 2014
Description Sculptural coffee table from the series by the artist called Shi Ho. A beautiful piece of salvaged 'Acacia Pringlei' wood (Huamuchil Wood) that is parted (or connected) by a section of carved white marble, with the middle section of the marble carved like fingers. The whole is carried and held together by a hand-forged structure of stainless-steel.
Martinez is a prolific sculptor especially of precious and semi-precious stones, but also wood, working between pure sculpture, furniture and objects. His work has an overwhelming strength and is developed with a masterly approach to the use of materials and techniques.
He often takes his materials as he encounters them naturally and does not intervene too much, especially in the case of stones and wood. He never cuts a tree, he finds the wood in nature, in the garden of friends or at architectural salvage sites. The series Shi Ho is a furniture series created in 2014. Shi Ho is a word from the Mazateco language, from the area of Oaxaca, meaning a 'union'. An essential aspect of the Shi Ho collection is its unique approach to combining the soft and hard, natural and man-made materials to create contrasting sensations. Shi Ho relies on a variety of origins, types and methods of handling and combining wood, stone and metal. There is a spiritual side to the entire creative process.
Unique Piece.
Currently located in New York City (ships from NYC).
Styles / Movements Collectible Design, Contemporary, Modern
Book References Ana Elena Mallet. Silla Mexicana, Arquine, S.A. de C.V. Ciudad de México, 2017 Monterrey Mexico Art Collection of the U.S. Consulate General Art in Embassies, 2015
Catalog References Ofelia Martínez y Víctor Toledo, Hábitat: del riesgo a la sustentabilidad, Fórum Universal de las Culturas, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, 2007 Dra. Lily Kassner, Tiempo, piedra y barro, UNAM, México, 2003
Incollect Reference Number 281233
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