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Monumental Sculpture

During the seventies and eighties, a broad sector of artists thought that influencing the urban space perception could contribute to change the quality of life. This international trend conceived the monumental abstraction as its icon, with the intention of adding value to public spaces. Two of the artist’s favorite structures are frames and tubes, upright or lying down. These enabled her to model vacuum more than filled spaces, to get in and out, to play with light and color, and create visually light works.

However, Escobedo was ambivalent while making up sculptures in public spaces; she reproduced her humorous visual reflections on the country’s monuments and her graphic speculations were increasingly focused on the absurdity of imposing permanent works, leading her to a greater dematerialization and to an increasingly conceptual art.

 

© Photo: Lourdes Grobet

Helen Escobedo

Retrospective of the Mexican artist (1934 - 2010), Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico. In Memoriam.

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