Cabeza Vainilla, Cabeza Córdoba, Cabeza Chiapas

Javier Marin, Mexico


Javier Marín’s sculptures make a profound impression whenever they are exhibited. The gigantic severed heads of polyester resin and iron appear as if rendered in clay, a material with special significance to many cultures. They are the color of the earth, terracotta and suggest remnants or fragments of some ancient monument to unknown heroes. The forms look like they were dragged through the streets in some distant time, brutalized and left to rest and be mused upon. Shaped in the style of Spanish Baroque sculpture, these heads emit a sense of history, suggesting both strength and decay while aligning themselves in a space between time and cultures.