Edgar Orlaineta | Mask II (DCW) After Charles Eames, 2013 | Steel, brass, bent walnut plywood, turned wood, wood veneer, rive rocks, rubber, cambaya fabric, natural wax, acrylic paint, lacquer, hardware
Edgar Orlaineta
Edgar Orlaineta | Mask II (DCW) After Charles Eames, 2013 | Steel, brass, bent walnut plywood, turned wood, wood veneer, rive rocks, rubber, cambaya fabric, natural wax, acrylic paint, lacquer, hardware
Edgar Orlaineta
Edgar Orlaineta | Totem after Ettore Sottsas, 2013 | Steel, mirror, glass, turned wood
Edgar Orlaineta
Edgar Orlaineta

Edgar Orlaineta

Born in Mexico City, Mexico 1972; lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico

My work focuses on the minutiae of everyday life, employing objects and ideas and transforming them into sculptural forms. I reconfigure modernist design, architecture, and historical and cultural symbolism into hybrid forms, in which modernist ideals and cultural perspectives collide. I try to approach objects in an analytical way, searching for their historical contradictions. In this way, I reach formal and conceptual conclusions that both celebrate and criticize the matter at hand. Ultimately I try to draw attention to the transformative powers of the everyday.

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