Javier Marin

Feb 22 - Apr 26, 2013

J. Johnson Gallery is pleased to present new sculptures by Mexico City-based artist Javier Marín, marking his

fourth solo exhibition with the Florida gallery. The show runs from February 22 through April 26, 2013.

Marín’s work offers a dynamic blend of classical and contemporary, fusing influences from Western Europe and

Asia with traditions from pre-Hispanic MesoAmerican and modern Mexican civilizations. The artist incorporates

personal and artistic history, cultural iconography and religious references into his expressive figurative


Marín has recently closed exhibitions in Rome and Shanghai, however the debut of two bronze series was

reserved for the J. Johnson Gallery exhibition- Soupières (French for “soup tureens”) and tondo wall hangings.

Crowned with powerful, elegant figures reminiscent of the Vatican’s Hellenistic sculpture of Laocoön and sons

battling a serpent, these new works beautifully exemplify the classical influences evident in Marín’s contemporary