Heny Steinberg is a Mexican artist whose work invites us to travel from the map to the localized event. She is suggesting that the spatial memory guidelines reside in the relationship between a two-dimensional space existing in a vacuum and the human territories we inhabit.
Tolstoy’s Garden summarizes her exploration. Within the immensity of the deserted lots there is one space occupied by typography. That is an indicator that something human has labeled the expanse. Each of Heny Steinberg’s artworks is constructed by displacement over a lattice or a diagram by way of fragmentation, union and re-fragmentation.
The shapes that inhabit this bi-dimensional space possess visual values that transcend their actual representation. Her work process becomes a mean through which elements that have previously been unnoticed are discovered. By being decontextualized, the elements acquire new meaning, giving rise to a dialogue between the material and the visual. The only obstacle is the physical limits of the canvas.
Steinberg’s imagination discovers, within the territories, the link between abundance and vacuum. The complex and diverse strategies imagined pursuing the cultural appropriation of space.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 JERUSALEM. Contemporary Mexico Cultural Center. Mexico City
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. Toluca, Mexico.
2013 Expo ETNIA. Athens, Greece.
2012 100 years, 100 works. Galeria Pedro Gerson. Mexico City
2011 Expo ETNIA. Lakma Amersfoort Museum. Netherlands.
2011 Expo ETNIA, Neumunster Abbey, Luxembourg, Lux.
2010 ETNIA VI Expo. Espace Wallonie. Brussels, Belgium.
2009 Museum of Contemporary Art of Yucatán. México.
2007 Abstract Painting.San Miguel de Allende Museum. México.
2005 Second Jewish Film Festival. México City.
International Mail Art.
Einstein and Physics. Galería Pedro Gerson. México City.
2003 Graphic Work. Munich, Germany.
Galería Artieri. México City.
2001 Son Acetatos. Galeria Arteum, México City.
Painting,Sculpture and Print Contest .(selection).Arts & Culture State
Institute, Querétaro. México.
2000 Mexico City's XVI Cultural Festival.
UAM University, campus gallery. México City.
1998 Jerusalem. Galeria Pedro Gerson. México City.
1997 Painting and Sculpture. Galería Pedro Gerson. México City.
1996 Galería Pedro Gerson. México City.
1995 Homage to painter José Luis Cuevas. Galería del Parque, México.
2012 CARTOGRAPHY CAD. Mexico City.
2009 VISIT Four Seasons Hotel. Mexico City.
2008 PAINTING Convento del Carmen. Guadalajara .
2008 PAINTING German Embassy. Mexico City
2007 WATERLINE Kin Gallery. Mexico City.
2002 ZERO DEGREES Kin Gallery. Mexico City.
1999 DEPTH Champs Elyseés Gallery. Mexico City.
1998 PAINTING Espacio Dimo. Mexico City.
1997 RECENT PAINTING Rufino Tamayo Gallery. Oaxaca.
1996 RUIN OR MEMORY Pedro Gerson Gallery, Mexico City.
BANK OF BOSTON, México
WABASH NATIONAL, México
BANCO DE MEXICO
ARTE POETICO (Private Edition)
PINTORES Y POETAS (Painters and Poets)
2007 Painting on glass and plexiglass for two public spaces. Mexico City.
Signature: Signed on Back
Image rights: Artspace Warehouse