Arsenal Contemporary is proud to present Ed Fornieles: The Finiliar, marking the artist's first presentation in Mexico. Sculptures and LED screens present an imagined brand, adapting the symbols of Japanese collectibles to examine the global circulation of capital.
The Finiliar's existence is tethered to structures far beyond the control of any singular author, including the artist. Instead, its fate is predicated upon the data on which it relentlessly feeds—the perpetual flux of an unreliable market returned and reembodied as the creature’s psychological states.
For this presentation at Material Art Fair, the artist presents two new Finiliars which are extensions of companies, one local and its global competitor: Televisa and Netflix. The Finiliar reimages currencies and corporations as soft, globular figures whose range of emotions —from celebratory champagne guzzling to tear-jerking—come to evocatively symbolize the perpetual flux in global monetary values.