Rodrigo de la Sierra in Querétaro
By Margaret Failoni
Rodrigo de la Sierra has pulled off the seemingly impossible task in art of producing work which at first glance appears to be joyfully childish and of immediate appeal, but which upon more scrutinizing examination delivers a conceptual realization of man’s weaknesses and foibles, but always with gentleness. The bronzes are purposely executed in a pale patina so as to emphasize the lightness of being of Timo, the artist’s alter ego, always taking front stage in life’s drama depicted here. For this exhibition in the Antea Shopping Center, a careful selection of work was chosen from among the several themes that Timo has exemplified over the past few years, from man’s will to fly ever higher, to the financial debacle of the last years, to name but a few. In spite of life’s setbacks, Timo embraces the world. He climbs, builds, shares, loves, and continues to represent man’s insatiable will to forge ahead.
De la Sierra was born in Mexico City where he continues to live and work. In the past two years alone, his work has been exhibited in four Mexico City museums, in a museum in Toluca, in the Chicago and the Korean International Art Fairs, and in several galleries throughout Mexico. His Timo can be found in public and private collections in
Mexico, Canada, the United States, in Italy, and in Korea. The work can be seen from July 30 to September 30 in the Antea shopping center in Querétaro.