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Pedro Reyes

Silla Mitla

polished brass

32¼ by 21⅛ by 17¾ in. 81.9 by 53.7 by 45.1 cm.

Executed in 2022, this work is number 1 from an edition of 20, plus 2 artist's proofs.

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Pedro Reyes
Silla Mitla
polished brass

32¼ by 21⅛ by 17¾ in. 81.9 by 53.7 by 45.1 cm.

Executed in 2022, this work is number 1 from an edition of 20, plus 2 artist's proofs.
Provenance

Courtesy of the artist and MASA Galeria, Mexico City 

Catalogue Note

Pedro Reyes presents Silla Mitla in striking, luminous brass. The concept for this series by the artist is inspired by the Mitla archaeological site in Oaxaca, particularly the rhythmic repetition of the motifs, fretwork and symmetry of the pyramids. The warm tonality of the work's media reflects light and casts shadows that invoke the long shadows of the Mexican sun upon sacred, ancient sites.


Pedro Reyes (b. 1972) studied architecture at the Ibero-American University in Mexico City, but is now a multidisciplinary artist who primarily considers himself a sculptor. His works are centered around elements of theater, psychology and activism and his large-scale projects have garnered attention internationally for their engagement with sociopolitical issues. Reyes's practice has historically engaged with communities in Mexico and has served as a commentary on contemporary politics and urban life. He has organized exhibitions and special projects in collaboration with Creative Time, New York, at documenta (13) in Germany, and at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. He is represented by Lisson Gallery in New York, Galeria Luisa Strina in São Paulo and LABOR in Mexico City.