José León Cerrillo

Mexican, b. 1976

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José León Cerrillo

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Mexican, b. 1976

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Working with simple geometric systems, José León Cerrillo deconstructs the legacies of modernist design, architecture, and art, which are particularly palpable in Mexico City where he lives. Two types of work characterize Cerrillo’s oeuvre: large metal forms, which act as framing devices for exhibition spaces, and glass panels layered with geometric figures. For the artist, these symbols and shapes allude to the kinds of modernist vocabularies advocated by Russian constructivism and the Bauhaus school, two movements notable for their utopian aspirations. In Cerrillo’s handling, the meaningless juxtaposition of forms and symbols suggests the failure of modernism and highlight its status as a purely formal language.

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New Museum, and 2 more
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Biography

Working with simple geometric systems, José León Cerrillo deconstructs the legacies of modernist design, architecture, and art, which are particularly palpable in Mexico City where he lives. Two types of work characterize Cerrillo’s oeuvre: large metal forms, which act as framing devices for exhibition spaces, and glass panels layered with geometric figures. For the artist, these symbols and shapes allude to the kinds of modernist vocabularies advocated by Russian constructivism and the Bauhaus school, two movements notable for their utopian aspirations. In Cerrillo’s handling, the meaningless juxtaposition of forms and symbols suggests the failure of modernism and highlight its status as a purely formal language.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
New Museum, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
New Museum Triennial, and 1 more