Jimenez

Sentinella
Bronze,

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About the artwork

The profound reflection over the archetypal form of the sphere, put into theory with the idea of Transmutative Symbolism, brought the artist to conceive La Ruta de la Paz: a colossal project seeking to establish nine monumental sculptural complexes, based on the cosmic principle of the sphere, in as many countries along the American continent from Canada down to Tierra del Fuego.



About the artist

JimĂ©nez graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara and, between 1980 and 1986, he attended the Faculty of Architecture at Florence University. The intellectual stimulations of those years profoundly changed his approach to his artistic work and, immersed in the Florentine climate, he extended his interest in the Renaissance period. The intellectual fervor of that time pushed him to reflect extensively on the development of his own work. The perception of a globalised dimension of 'being' and the universe, forming the basis of his vision of life, developed and deepened thanks to a conscious return to the cultural origins of his own country. In his work, he started to reflect the extraordinary creative influence received by observing the monumental granite spheres, produced by the pre-Columbian civilization of the Borucas. Those artifacts of mysterious primordial strength moved the sculptor towards studies as much of shape and material used, as of function and symbology derived from the sphere and circle.

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