By Adriana Cantoral
The human face is the quintessential emotional language due to its richness in expressions. The face sums up the vegetative, sensitive, and rational functions of the body. Coupled with this, its demeanor is being’s most intimate site, and, paradoxically, is also its most exteriorized.
Wine and Art
Fri, Jun 24, 6pm
Intersección Arte Contemporáneo
Fábrica La Aurora
Francisco Esnayra, concerned with the emotional and revealing character of the face, is prepared to pull out from its interior the expressed and the expressive, while at the same time picking up again on the masculine anatomy and physiognomy to articulate numerous reflections on psychic life. He selects the features that most strongly depict the protagonist´s pathos, thus carving a philosophical psychology, or a sculptural anthropology.
The sculptor penetrates deep within what’s human in the face and the mind. Through the creative process, Francisco delves into himself—a self-portrait in the mind and the face of each sculpture he molds. The artist incorporates in his figures the intellect’s immateriality and the soul’s nature in a histrionic fashion, hence the abundance of facial gestures in his pieces.
It would seem that he represents the ineffable in being, that which can be said only through exaggerated gestures that might be called conscience, and in the best of cases, self-consciousness.