Selected Works

Jorge Marín was born in Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico, in 1963. As a 7-year-old, he moved with his family to Mexico City. With over a quarter century of experience, he proudly represents Mexico through his unique bronze sculpting.

Marín’s work illuminates the intrinsic strength and force that emanates from creation; these pieces challenge him to construct dynamic bodies, full of movement, pushing gravity, rotating in space, despite oftentimes being supported by a single point, or seemingly suspended in midair. Furthermore, Jorge’s work delicately examines the struggle between the coldness of bronze and the warmth his subjects emit through their expressiveness. His focus on the perfection of an equilibrium is usually framed with imperfect figures complete with imposing wings. Another distinctive Marín trait is his recurring utilization of masks: this is his way of depersonalizing sculptures, whereby bodies and obscured faces become universal symbols.

He has dabbled in various sculptural dimensions, ranging from the miniature to the monumental. These formats have been exhibited both in Mexico and abroad, seizing public space, generating an unprecedented dialogue between artwork and viewer, creating not only functional art but also ample opportunity for varied, meaningful artistic interpretation.

Marín has participated in over 200 group and individual exhibitions. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in: France, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Romania, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala, Canada, United States, England, Russia, Belgium, Denmark, Latvia, Serbia, China and Indonesia. His Wings series, originally displayed on the Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City, are part of the project called Eight Cities Eight Cultures; having been already installed as part of this, Jorge’s monumental sculptures are on public roads in Mexico City, Berlin and Tel-Aviv, serving as iconic points of reference for his global reach and talent.

The art of Jorge Marin effectively penetrates everyday life, transforming banality and repetitiveness into unforgettably moving moments. He transforms the urban landscape to convey humanity’s story, and his own.