| The exhibition opens this Tuesday at 8 pm on the 'Agustín Herrerín' promenade in Puerto de Mazarrón | This coming Tuesday, June 30, the exhibition 'MONUMENTAL SCULPTURES', by Juan Méjica, will open at 8:00 pm on the 'Agustín Herrerín' promenade on the Ermita beach.
The exhibition is the result of collaboration between the Mexico Foundation and the Mazarrón City Council, who with this initiative bring Art to neighbors and visitors this summer. Juan Méjica is a renowned Asturian artist with a long history nationally and internationally.
The exhibition, which can be seen until October 5, includes seven large pieces - almost 4 meters high and 5 tons in weight - and has already been shown with notable success in forty-four Spanish cities in a traveling exhibition that started in Oviedo in early 2010. Among other cities, he has visited Seville, Valladolid, Malaga, Cáceres, Granada, Gijón, Cádiz, Ávila, Huelva, Mérida, Algeciras, León, Burgos, Jaén, Puertollano, San Fernando, Úbeda, Zamora, Fuengirola, Tarragona, Córdoba, Getafe , Toledo, Jerez de la Frontera, Ciudad Real or Badajoz. These "Great Sculptures on the Street" reveal to us some of the most representative three-dimensional pieces of the 'Mexico Galaxy.
They are sculptures that reinterpret their most recognized motifs in an alloy of steel and copper, such as the bull, the asturcón, the yew, or the anthropomorphic ones.
In all cases, works stripped of any accessory element and turned into icons of great expressive power due to their symbolic character and extruded shapes.
´ In short, an exhibition that brings together tradition and avant-garde, figuration and abstraction, through a language as expressive and personal as that of Mexico.
Of course, its impressive presence contributes to the familiarization of citizens with contemporary sculpture, as well as to discovering the dialogue of the pieces with the urban environment itself.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón