Artist/Maker: MENCHACA STUDIO (since 2010)
Object/Materials and Techniques: Bronze Sculpture with a Nickel Bath decorated with Swarovski Crystals
Date: Created in 2019
Dimensions: H. 16.3 cm. x W. 14.5 cm. x L. 20.8 cm. / Weight 3.5 kg.
Art style: Sculpture / Huichol Art / Mexican Art / Modern Folk Art
Elaboration time: 6 months
Current Location: Artist’s collection in Mexico City
Curator’s note: Unfettered from space and time, the Scull sculpture of Menchaca Studio, like a ritual reminiscence of lost collusions of antiquity, discerns the enigmas of certain past or present civilisations traced ‘somewhere or elsewhere’ in the secretive Mexico’s remote Sierra Madre Occidental region.
Alike the entirety of Menchaca Studio’s total output, so too this Skull artwork is conceived and handcrafted by a selected group of artisans, members of the millenary pre-conquest community of native Huichol Indians of the mountains and canyons of Mexico whose culture has survived through thousands of years.
Capitalizing on the traditional technique of Huichol Art that draws upon both, the carefully bead by bead embedding by hand, and the powerful motifs of imagery, the Huichol Swarovski crystals Skull sculpture of Menchaca Studio acts as a homage to the exquisiteness of the natural artistry of Huichol Art, and the distinctiveness of the hand-craftmanship of Huicholes. By means of a process in which it communicates with their ‘spiritual world’, it powerfully incorporates their immortal culture, belief and profound knowledge with regards to nature, history, religion and cosmology.
Thus, as a genuine artwork of the Mexican millenary Huichol tribe, Skull emerges from within, achieving a strong bond between the reality and the divine. Through its Swarovski crystals and intricate pattern details that form a luxurious and attractive mosaic, effortlessly magnetizes the audience into its captivating world of mysticism and saga.
Over the last years, steadily penetrating the realm of popular culture, the creations of Menchaca Studio have succeeded in taking Huichol art out of its original context onto appearing in the form of modern and fashionable objects. Along with the designated group of Huichol artisans, Menchaca Studio launched an exclusive collection of special edition products and fashion superior pieces, as the present Skull, entirely adorned via the techniques and metaphors of the millenary Huichol art, by further adopting new materials like Swarovski crystals of high quality.
Due to this distinctive opulent combination of ancient art practices with modern aesthetics, in particular, the authentic Huichol Scull sculpture of Menchaca Studio leaves and indelible mark upon the viewer, and can turn any venue, where placed or exhibited, into an audacious and deluxe display.
It traps primitive sentimentalities and opulent feelings while, at the same time, showcases such a sophisticated luxury and an upper-class elegant neo-Mexican appeal that further turns itself into an unparalleled collectable and object of desire.
➞ A statement piece, ecumenical and universal.
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