Eroding without losing firmness

Friday, 04 April 2014 13:32 Written by Cynthia Jauregui

Jauregui was born in Monterrey in Nuevo León, Mexico.

Between 1987 and 1992 she studied architecture and, becoming interested in sculpture and tridimensional art, she experimented with various materials. She plays with lights effects, leaving unexpected openings that give visual access to the inner spaces. In 1994, Jauregui began to work with ceramics, and took part in workshops and exhibitions. She is interested by spaces inhabited by life and abandoned by life, in construction and erosion. Her ceramic pieces particularly explore the latter dichotomy. She creates worn effects on the surfaces of the pieces, but the structure always remains, resisting the effects of time, neither falling or unraveling but standing intact. She studies the order of organic and inorganic structure. Jauregui’s murals display a mathematical organization that could be composed of crystals. Even the eroded parts retain strength, structure and firmness in the material world. This lends an almost religious  power to her work. Arriving in Oaxaca City in 1999, she settled in a territory composed of buildings and mountains worn by time, where plowing the earth was felt in the same way as the energies that give her life and structure. Jauregui is currently working simultaneously as a potter and architect.
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