Martin Soto Climent, ‘Equations of Desire’, 2010-2011, ICI Annual Benefit & Auction 2013

The physical act of creating is a focal point for Climent, who is best known for he gentle reconfigurations of found objects and images. “I see my own work as a result of female energy, because it’s not about transformation or damage or penetration,” he has said.

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Clifton Benevento

About Martin Soto Climent

In his work, conceptual sculptor Martin Soto Climent reshapes everyday items through minimal gestures of recontextualization and balance. The artist gives new life to the detritus of human life by bringing household items and vintage clothing into the gallery in simple-yet-fragile arrangements, such as propped up and splintered car windshields. His clothing pieces, as in rolled-up bras made to resemble eggs or room-filling installations of pantyhose spider webs, are imbued with the erotic tension of such intimate objects. Climent's works call to mind the cheeky readymades of Marcel Duchamp and the Dadaists, André Breton and the Surrealists—not only by virtue of the often-vintage objects he works with.

Mexican, b. 1977, Mexico City, Mexico, based in Mexico City, Mexico