Emperor Sculpture

Author: Achille Bonito Oliva

Title: Emperor Sculpture

Publication: Javier Marín Terra

Project / work:  Exhibition Javier Marín Terra: Material as idea. Palacio de Iturbide, Fomento Cultural Banamex,  2015.

Published by: Fomento Cultural Banamex / Terreno Baldío Arte

The history of Western sculpture recounts the relationship between man and the space surrounding him, presenting this relationship in language that expresses consciousness of the figure’s creation. The sculptor is the craftsman of a visual artwork realized through a process of delimitation, who puts a bit of space, a piece of the world, into an enclosure where the materials that concretely occupy that space offer their skin to our gaze.

On the fragment in the sculpture of Javier Marín

Author: Michel Draguet

Title: On the fragment in the sculpture of Javier Marín

Publication: Javier Marín Corpus

Project / work:  Exhibition Javier Marín Corpus. The Beauty of imperfection. Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, 2015.

Published by: Terreno Baldío Arte

Something rather disturbing affects one’s spirit upon entering any space, preferably solemn and immense, impressive and laden with history, where the equally monumental figures of Javier Marín are found, interconnected in accordance with a carefully calibrated dramaturgy. The impression of unity leads one to assume that they came to be there naturally—that they have always been there—before that disturbing sensation suggests an ancient order, collapsed and heretofore unknown, conferred by a world just as ancient and no less unknown that has entered into a dialogue with ours.

Javier Marín: Sculptor of the bare life, Homo Sacer, the body without organs

Author: Néstor A. Braunstein

Title:  Javier Marín: Sculptor of the bare life, Homo Sacer, the body without organs

Publication: Javier Marín Corpus

Published by: Terreno Baldío Arte

A series of texts bearing my signature attest to the fact that for several years I have tried to unravel a mystery: the uniqueness of Javier Marín as a sculptor, the distinctive stamp of his sculptures in the history of the visual arts. In these texts I have asked myself by my own right—from my eccentric position as a psychoanalystto interrogate works of art that have no need for my disquisitions and even less for my interpretations, for they say on their own what they have to say without outside interference.

Figures of the Metamorphosis and the Threshold

Author: Marisa Vescovo

Title: Figures of the Metamorphosis and the Threshold

Publication: Javier Marín Sculpture (Red book)

Project / work:  General

Published by: Terreno Baldío Arte

Baroque poetics reinstate, reevaluate, and develop the Classical conception of art as mimesis or imitation. Art is indeed representation, but the aim of representation is not merely to present the object transposed onto canvas or to space. It is to impress, to move, to persuade. But to persuade in what manner? Maybe in none at all, since truth and beauty cannot simply be imposed, as can a building, a picture, a film, or a sculpture. In fact, art is the exudation of the imagination.

The Weakened Body

Author: Aurora Noreña

Title: The Weakened Body

Publication: Javier Marín – Casa de America

Project / work:  Chalchihuites

Published by: Agencia española de Cooperación Internacional. Madrid / Barcelona

The contemporary mania to reduce everything to crystal clear, synthetic images for face le circulation ¡n the media has also touched art. We reduce artists to formulas and slogans that, instead of bringing us closer to under-standing the creator’s work, distance us from it.

The order of chaos

Author: Agustín Arteaga

Title: The order of chaos

Publication: Javier Marín En Blanco

Project / work:  General

Published by: Silvana Editoriale

Javier Marín is a well-known Mexican sculptor whose work transcends boundaries. Initiated handling the human figure, of playfull spirit and simple forms, almost schematic, in small dimensions, grew in time, both physically and emotionally, affecting the positions, complicating them.

Javier Marín I Imagine Myself

Author: Juan Rafael Coronel Rivera

Title: Javier Marín I Imagine Myself

Publication: Javier Marín  – Auguste Rodin

Project / work:  General

Published by:  Quálitas Editores

Javier Marín’s art is the creation of a virtuoso. Describing his work with such a complicated term involves a multiple discourse—arguments that are a part of this text. Art, in the first place, is the human possibility of transforming matter into expression.

The Blissful of Uneasiness of Form

Author: Francis Marmande

Title: The Blissful of Uneasiness of Form

Publication: Javier Marín: Barro

Project / work:  General

Published by: Landucci Editores



Only through weakness may any metaphysical uneasiness be discovered in Javier Marín, in each one of the forms that he looks for within himself, in his Venuses, his warriors, his torsos and his horses. There is no uneasiness, in the trivial sense that is existential.

The body of things

Author:  Imma Turbau
Title:  The Body of Things

Publication:   Javier Marín – Casa de América
Project / Work:  Chalchihuites
Published by:  Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional, Madrid / Barcelona

At times we forget that without a body, there would be no soul, or something akin to a soul. We overlook that talent, in the absence of instruments, could not exist. We need to be reminded that inanimate things require physical appearance to make their presence known. All feelings seek an organ to dwell in: love, in the heart; envy, in teeth; tenderness, in skin…

Enigma and the Spatial

Author:  Aurora Noreña
Title:  Enigma and the Spatial
Publication:  De 3 en 3 Javier Marín (Milán)
Project / Work:  De 3 en 3 Exhibition
Published by: Terreno Baldío Arte

Beyond the notoriety of its volumes, the sculptural installation completed by Javier Marín during the summer 2008 in Pietrasanta (Lucca, Italy) claims relevance because of its overall conceptualization of the assembly as a spatial problem and the power of significance that this implies.
For the first time, although perceived and developing from its earliest attempts to make his human masses interact with the exhibition space (Sculptures, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris. 2000-2001) and his scaffolding with suspended bodies (Javier Marín.