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Jorge Méndez Blake

Mexican, b. 1974

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Jorge Méndez Blake

Mexican, b. 1974

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Jorge Méndez Blake draws connections between literature and the visual arts through assemblage, drawing, and environmental interventions. “I think I tend toward the quotation, rather than toward the creation of new writing,” he says. “I prefer to be quoting others constantly.” He manipulates classic literature by drawing it into the gallery space, assembling pages and quotation into installations, or “canceling” texts by physically entombing them in large wooden boxes. Blake also forms textual chains with works that link the literature of travel and pilgrimage with photographs taken on his travels.

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Museo Tamayo, and 1 more
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Biography

Jorge Méndez Blake draws connections between literature and the visual arts through assemblage, drawing, and environmental interventions. “I think I tend toward the quotation, rather than toward the creation of new writing,” he says. “I prefer to be quoting others constantly.” He manipulates classic literature by drawing it into the gallery space, assembling pages and quotation into installations, or “canceling” texts by physically entombing them in large wooden boxes. Blake also forms textual chains with works that link the literature of travel and pilgrimage with photographs taken on his travels.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Museo Tamayo, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Flash Art
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Istanbul Biennial
Articles Featuring Jorge Méndez Blake
Mexican Artists Jose Dávila and Jorge Méndez Blake Build Stories and Suspense at Art Basel
Jun 13th, 2015
Mexican Artists Jose Dávila and Jorge Méndez Blake Build Stories and Suspense at Art Basel
Ten Mexican Artists to Discover at Zona MACO
Feb 3rd, 2014
Ten Mexican Artists to Discover at Zona MACO
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