Jesus Renteria Franco
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" Huichol "
Art in paper
40 cm diameter, 25 cm height
Colored paper, resin + satin varnish
Black clay pot decorated with small handmade scrolls
with colored paper strips.
Huichol is inspired by traditional pieces of Mexican imagery.
Fantastic animals multicolored and generated in dreams.
Look for a reinterpretation of this work in a contemporary
and utilitarian way, thinking about what would be the vases or bowls
if they grew in a natural and organic way as a plant.
With these pieces I try to exploit the Mexican color and saturate it to the maximum when using it as a decorative element of the piece.
I seek a balance and project joy and curiosity.
I look for new ways, create processes and transform the paper into a resistant material through simple techniques
that do not require machinery.
It is not necessarily utilitarian.
Through the color I express my culture,
the joy or sobriety that characterizes us
and refers to all the artisan work
historically realized by our ethnic groups.
Paper strips, rolled and molded by hand
Is part of the collection Suculenta Serpentina
and is inspired by the cactaceas that grow in the Mexican deserts.
Its shape and color reinterpreted through the rolled paper molding. Pearl cactus shows us the paper in its natural state without color, allows us to appreciate its textures and weights.
" Wild pig "
Art in Paper
30 cm diameter, 20 cm height
Colored paper or cardboard, satin varnish
Paper strips, rolled and molded by hand
It is part of a series of decorative heads for wall, inspired by the Mexican handicrafts "alebrijes",
developed for the brand Serpentina Collection,
are handcrafted with paper and cardboard of rolled color and molded by hand on a MDF base cut in laser.
Water based satin varnish is used for finishing.
The colors we use are the 9 colors representative of Mexican crafts.
Furniture and accessories for children is one of the less explored fields, and on this occasion we propose products for the little ones,
furniture, toys and decorative accessories were the objects that could be appreciated.
Color, geometry and originality were the focal point of all objects.
The use of color develops the sensitivity and care in the details generates us to create better environments
thinking about the ergonomics and the function of the products for children.
Taking into account that they are the future we are convinced that design is the main tool
so they can discover the world, learn, grow healthy and cheerful.
About Jesus Renteria Franco:
Jesús Renteria is an Industrial Designer graduated from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana - Xochimilco.
Founder and creative director of the Serpentina Collection brand,
he has developed the basic technique to manufacture products made with strips of paper wrapping and molded by hand.
Always with a strong Mexican reference.
In the course of 10 years he has integrated a group of women in unfavorable situation
to those who transmit their knowledge and are dedicated to the manufacture of utilitarian products.
Jesus, is dedicated to the development of special pieces (sculptures) and to the projection of new collections and exhibition projects.
Jesus is located in the traditional craftsmanship of different materials of Mexican origin;
Each with its own history and identity.
That is why the core idea of his creative practice is to re-signify these elements.
The formal values and manipulation of them is the ideal field to create works containing an endless number of meanings.
Their themes are the result of a sensitive and meticulous observation of the visual richness offered by Mexico,
maximizing the characteristics of Mexican and plasma in pieces with identity and sophistication.
Jesus has participated in several international events such as promotional tour Visit Mexico,
managed by PROMEXICO and SECTUR in 2014 - 2015 with headquarters, Madrid, Milan, London and Paris.
Global PROMEXICO Federal District, World Trade Center.
Rethinking contemporary design tradition from Mexico at the Cultural Institute of Mexico in Washintong, DC and Destination:
Mexico, at MoMA store, managed by PROMEXICO in the city of New York in 2012.
And he have had a presence in important national events.
In 2009 they participated in Life and design.
125 years of industrial design in Mexico organized by Fomento Cultural Banamex,
the same year were selecionados as a success in the National SME Week.
In 2011 they were part of New Mexico design.
Create Home in El Palacio de Hierro and in 2012 participated in the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City
in the Mexican exhibition Factory, contemporary industrial design.