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Jorge Méndez Blake, ‘Black Lighthouse II / Faro negro II’, 2016, Galería OMR
Jorge Méndez Blake, ‘Black Lighthouse II / Faro negro II’, 2016, Galería OMR
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Black Lighthouse II / Faro negro II, 2016

Wood, methacrylate, model, resin and black acrylic
35 2/5 × 21 7/10 × 31 1/2 in
90 × 55 × 80 cm
$15,000
Location
Mexico City
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Galería OMR
Mexico City
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In this piece, Mendez Blake elaborates on the symbol of the lighthouse
as pictured in the novel by …

In this piece, Mendez Blake elaborates on the symbol of the lighthouse
as pictured in the novel by Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (1927).
Here, the entity of the lighthouse, which has a symbolic rather that
architectonical meaning even in the novel, is given a body and is
subtracted from the blurry, imaginary dimension …

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Sculpture
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.

Jorge Méndez Blake, ‘Black Lighthouse II / Faro negro II’, 2016, Galería OMR
Jorge Méndez Blake, ‘Black Lighthouse II / Faro negro II’, 2016, Galería OMR
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About the work
Galería OMR
Mexico City
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In this piece, Mendez Blake elaborates on the symbol of the lighthouse
as pictured in the novel by …

In this piece, Mendez Blake elaborates on the symbol of the lighthouse
as pictured in the novel by Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (1927).
Here, the entity of the lighthouse, which has a symbolic rather that
architectonical meaning even in the novel, is given a body and is
subtracted from the blurry, imaginary dimension …

Medium
Sculpture
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.

Black Lighthouse II / Faro negro II, 2016

Wood, methacrylate, model, resin and black acrylic
35 2/5 × 21 7/10 × 31 1/2 in
90 × 55 × 80 cm
$15,000
Location
Mexico City
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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