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Edgar Orlaineta

Born in 1972 in Mexico
Lives and work in Mexico

Edgar Orlaineta’s work focuses on the minutiae of everyday life, employing objects and ideas and transforming them into sculptural forms. Depicting from modernist design, architecture, historical and cultural symbolism combining parts into hybrid forms where modernist ideals and cultural perspective collide. Orlaineta’s investigations into modernist ideals praises both subject and form in modern art and design as well as the contradictory ideologies that are forced upon the work due a certain legacy within a larger historical/cultural context. Ultimately Edgar tries to direct our attention to the transformative powers of the everyday and its relentless aspiration for a utopian way of life.
Rachel Gugelberger.

2012 – Factory Direct: Pittsburgh, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, US (Upcoming)
2012 – Chromatic Circus, LAXART, Los Angeles, US (Upcoming)
2011 – Multitude, Orebro Konsthall, Orebro, Sweden
2011 – Transurbaniac, MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico
2011 – Solar Nothing, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, US
2010 – Chance Encounters, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico
2008 – Spirits, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York , US
2008 – Recursos Incontrolables y Otros Desplazamientos Naturales. A selection from the permanent collection, Museo Univesitario de Arte Contemporaneo, MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico
2008 – Currents: Recent Acquisitions, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC
2006 – Denial is a River, Sculpture Center, New York, US

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