Human beings are such fragile things. Andrés Basurto not only knows this, he draws attention to the fact. There is just a thin layer of bone that keeps our minds from being exposed, keeps people from watching our darkest fantasies like they were nothing more than late-night cable. The human skulls that Basurto creates are even more delicate, constructed entirely from glass shards from broken beer and wine bottles, held together by epoxy resin and the sheer force of his will. His mosaic sculptures at once encompass the acts of destruction and creation, walking a blurred line between them until it arrives at something hauntingly beautiful and terribly human.
Basurto’s influences range from the Spanish Baroque to Mexican popular culture. He has studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. His work has been shown throughout his native country, including: the Museo Arocena, Torreón Coahuila, 3rd Biennale of Visual Arts, the Cultural Institute of Yucatan and countless others. His work has also been featured at the Pulse Art Fairs in New York and Miami and was shown in the BP Portrait Award exhibition in London, England, Aberystwyth, Wales and Aberdeen, Scotland.
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