Jorge Yázpik

Jorge Yázpik

Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico

About Jorge Yázpik

Central to Yázpik's oeuvre is an approach to materials that focuses on reverence for their natural qualities, on keen observation, and on a negotiation with the limits they impose. His work is often carried out by taille directe, without models, particularly when working with stone.
This respect for the medium is often expressed as a subtle subversion, to uncover the material's internal paradox : crystal is subjected to lapidary tooling, like a precious stone, to achieve a more organic, prismatic and elemental appearance than traditional manufacture can produce jade and obsidian are presented in their unpolished majesty, revealing their crystalline luster only through carefully placed internal cuts ; wood is”petrified' into steles ; volcanic stone is often surgically deconstructed and reconstructed, preserving its original shape but now unveiling its gravitational burden. Every encounter with the material is approached by Yázpik, in his own words, by ”clearing a path," making great allowances for the fortuitous and accidental element. In the process of "vitalising"natural materials as prima materia, the artist negotiates
cuts and carvings in the medium's own native language, in an interplay which is both instinctual and intellectual.

Exhibitions

2017
- Museo Fernando García Ponce-MACAY
2016
- Centro Cultural Santo Domingo. Oaxaca, Mex.
- FES Acatlán, UNAM.
- Galería del Seminario de Cultura Mexicana, Ciudad de México. - IPN.Zacatenco. Ciudad de México.
2015
- Galería José Luis Benlliure, Facultad de Arquitectura. UNAM
- Museo estudio Diego Ribera Anahuacalli, Ciudad de México.
2014
- Museo Macay, Yucatan. Fernando Garcia Ponce - Casa Guilardi. Ciudad de México.
2010
- Museo Regional, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
- Palacio de la Autonomía, Ciudad de México.
2009
- Centro Cultural Clavijero, Morelia, Michoacán.
- Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México.
2008
- Casa Barragán, Ciudad de México.
- Museo Nacional de Antropología, Ciudad de México.
2006
- Museo Federico Silva, San Luis Potosí.
2005
- Palacio de la Autonomía, UNAM, DF.
2004
- Museo MACAY, Yucatán.
- Facultad de Arquitectura, galería José Luis Benlliure, Campus UNAM, Ciudad de México.
2003
- Museo de Zapopan, Jalisco.
2001
- TEC de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México. - Galería Jalapa, Jalapa, Veracruz.
2000
- Centro Cultural Mexicano, Paris, Francia.
1999
- Homenaje a José Luis Borges, Festival Internacional Cervantino, Guanajuato. - Instituto Mora, Ciudad de México. México DF.
1998
- Galería del Sur, UAM, Ciudad de México.
- Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Aguascalientes.
1997
- Voces de la materia, Centro Cultural Jardín Borda, Cuernavaca, Mor. - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Oax.
- Museo Soumaya, Ciudad de México.
- Museo de Arte Moderno, Ciudad de México.
- Museo Rufino Tamayo, México, DF.
1996
- Montañas hondonadas plataformas, Galería UAM - Centro Cultural Jardín Borda, Cuernavaca, Mor.
1995
- Centro Cultural Coahuilense, Saltillo, Coah.
1994
- Museo de Monterrey, N.L.
- Museo Biblioteca Pape, Monclova, Coah.
1993
- Galería del ITAM, Ciudad de México.
1991
- Centro Cultural Jardín Borda, Cuernavaca, Mor.