Thursday, September 8, 2011

Gerardo Monterrubio


La Matlazihua, underglaze pencil on porcelain

La Matlazihua (back)

Landmark, underglaze pencil on porcelain, glaze, enamel, urethane

Bus Stop, carved porcelein tiles

Atole, mixed media

Assimilation, underglaze pencil on porcelain

Pookie

Las Muchachas, underglaze pencil on porcelain

Sunday, underglaze pencil on porcelain

Atole, mixed media

Juquila, underglaze pencil on porcelain

Juquila (back)

Strayone, underglaze pencil on porcelain

Sed (back)

Remove, underglaze pencil on porcelain

Game, underglaze pencil on porcelain


Artist statement:

For thousands of years, various cultures have used the ceramic medium to record their existence. From these artifacts, we can form an understanding and numerous interpretations of such societies. Altered by my imagination, my work plays with the idea of recording aspects of contemporary society predominately related to the proletariat and street culture of Los Angeles.


Images and artist statement found here


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12 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

That is nuts. I mean, real nuts that he does this. I can't imagine the mind that could do this.

Mandy_Fish said...

Coolio.

Kris said...

LOVE that cereal bowl! ;oP

Lynn said...

Where do you find these amazing things! This guy has been busy! What talent!

TERI REES WANG said...

Trip out.
Some how this reminded me of the younger dumber graffiti artists at Venice Beach, who get the verbal smack downs from the old school street artist, for jacking up the palm trees instead of the walls the city offers up specifically.

Cheers!

mermaid gallery said...

heh...if he actually made the ceramic part of these pieces and did not just paint them...then i am impressed...clay is very tricky and those forms are some of the most dificult...i am thinking that he maybe found the forms and then painted on them....grafitti style....still impressive....

bananas. said...

um these totally remind me of prison mate drawings...

don't ask...

and don't think it's a bad thing. prison mate artists are actually really talented!

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

I wonder how much for that cereal bowl.

Farah said...

Love the bowls! so so amazing...

tulpen said...

So weird and wonderful!

Dante V said...

Gerardo does mold the ceramics himself, most of this work was done at the shop in CSLBU.

Dante V said...

Check out his website...

Note: It hasn't been updated in a while...

http://www.gerardomonterrubio.com/#!