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Milena Muzquiz

Casted Bronze Stools

polished bronze, in 3 parts

i: 20 by 11 by 11 in. 50.8 by 27.9 by 27.9 cm.

ii: 19 by 18 by 6 in. 48.3 by 45.7 by 15.2 cm.

iii: 22 by 12 by 12 in. 55.9 by 30.5 by 30.5 cm.

Executed in 2022, this work is number 1 from an edition of 5, plus 2 artist's proofs.

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Milena Muzquiz
Casted Bronze Stools
polished bronze, in 3 parts

i: 20 by 11 by 11 in. 50.8 by 27.9 by 27.9 cm.

ii: 19 by 18 by 6 in. 48.3 by 45.7 by 15.2 cm.

iii: 22 by 12 by 12 in. 55.9 by 30.5 by 30.5 cm.

Executed in 2022, this work is number 1 from an edition of 5, plus 2 artist's proofs.
Provenance

Courtesy of the artist and MASA Galeria, Mexico City 

Catalogue Note

Milena Muzquiz is primarily a ceramicist who has been creating for more than 15 years. The shapes she frequently uses in her works are typically organic and are inspired by the form of the human body. Casted Bronze Stools are derived from this corporeal inspiration. Muzquiz's practice celebrates the idea of functional objects becoming the center of something sacred - particularly the act of elevating one's everyday rituals. She is fascinated by African woodblock stools and considers stools to reflect the meditative sanctity of where one rests and thinks.


Muzquiz’s works provide a direct encounter with her personal narratives and memories. The artist’s images and motifs feel familiar, are often rendered in expressionist forms and exist at the crossroads of functionality and fantasy. Heavily influenced by the artist's interest in and engagement with performance, her works participate with the space they occupy like characters upon a stage.


Muzquiz (b. 1972) trained at the California College of Fine Arts, San Francisco and then completed an MFA at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, where she was tutored by conceptual artist Mike Kelley. In the mid-90s, Muzquiz founded the performance group Los Super Elegantes with Argentinian artist Martiniano López Crozet, which created works that combined installation, video art and music and performed at artistic venues across the world until they ended their pursuits as a group in 2009.