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OMR
Mexico City

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

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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
Nos Sentamos, Escuchamos, DiscutimosOMR
2019
Jorge Méndez Blake - Dear JamesMai 36 Galerie
2017
Apollinaire’s Misspell and Other CalligramsMeessen De Clercq
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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
US$15,000
Location
Mexico City
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OMR
Mexico City

In this piece, Mendez Blake elaborates on the symbol of the lighthouse
as pictured in the novel by …

Medium

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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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