José León Cerrillo, ‘Echo 4’, 2017, Andréhn-Schiptjenko

About José León Cerrillo

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.

Mexican, b. 1976, San Luis Potosí, Mexico, based in Mexico City, Mexico

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
José León Cerrillo - The New Baroque, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm
2017
2014
José León Cerrillo - The New Psychology, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
¿Cómo te voy a olvidar?, Galerie Perrotin, Paris