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Esperanza Mayobre
updated: 07/22/2012
website: esperanzamayobre.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Everybody knows that cities were built to be destroyed
Everybody knows that cities are built to be destroyed
Everybody knows that cities are built to be destroyed
Symphony of Nothing
Symphony of Nothing - Detail
Symphony of Nothing
Fuga de la Nada  /Translation to english (Leak of Nothing) - Detail
Fuga de la Nada  /Translation to english (Leak of Nothing)
Fuga de la Nada
Fuga de la nada
Ciudad - II
Study of Symphony of Nothing
Ciudad - II
Study of Symphony of Nothing
Mute for Technical Failure
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, geometric, urban, mapping, conceptual, abstract, landscape, site-specific
 
 
Everybody knows that cities were built to be destroyed by Esperanza Mayobre
Everybody knows that cities were built to be destroyed
Graphite and Charcoal on wall
2011
Dimensions variable
Everybody knows that cities are built to be destroyed by Esperanza Mayobre
Everybody knows that cities are built to be destroyed
Erasers, box
2011
Dimensions variable
Everybody knows that cities are built to be destroyed by Esperanza Mayobre
Everybody knows that cities are built to be destroyed
Graphite, Charcoal, Erasers
2011
Dimensions variable
Symphony of Nothing by Esperanza Mayobre
Symphony of Nothing
Foamcore, pins, landscape
2009
Dimensions variable
Symphony of Nothing - Detail by Esperanza Mayobre
Symphony of Nothing - Detail
Graphite and Charcoal
2009
22 " x  35 " 
Symphony of Nothing  by Esperanza Mayobre
Symphony of Nothing
Graphite and Charcoal
2009
10 " x  12 "  x 12 " 
Fuga de la Nada  /Translation to english (Leak of Nothing) - Detail by Esperanza Mayobre
Fuga de la Nada /Translation to english (Leak of Nothing) - Detail
Wood, Concrete, Hydrocal
2010
47" x  7"  x 5" 
Fuga de la Nada  /Translation to english (Leak of Nothing) by Esperanza Mayobre
Fuga de la Nada /Translation to english (Leak of Nothing)
Mixed Media
2010
Dimensions variable
Fuga de la Nada by Esperanza Mayobre
Fuga de la Nada
Drawing, Charcoal
2010
Dimensions variable
Fuga de la nada by Esperanza Mayobre
Fuga de la nada
Erasers
2010
Dimensions variable
Ciudad - II by Esperanza Mayobre
Ciudad - II
Drawing on laser, wood, hydrocal, bricks, metal shelf
2012
Dimensions variable
Study of Symphony of Nothing by Esperanza Mayobre
Study of Symphony of Nothing
Laser
2011
18" x  32" 
Ciudad - II by Esperanza Mayobre
Ciudad - II
Drawing on laser
2012
18 " x  32 " 
Study of Symphony of Nothing by Esperanza Mayobre
Study of Symphony of Nothing
Laser
2009
Dimensions variable
Mute for Technical Failure by Esperanza Mayobre
Mute for Technical Failure
Mixed Media
2011
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

This work is part of an ongoing investigation of the urban problems of cities as contradictory and different as Caracas and New York: where I am from and where I live. I create wall drawings with graphite and charcoal. Making structures that are continually under construction and de-construction. The readings and meanings of my drawings have been determined by the space where they have been made. 

 

In Caracas, they can be defined as “elegant graffitti”, monuments to a city that no longer exists.  A city falling apart, with infinite social, political and economical problems: a visual representation of chaos, trash and debris.  In New York, in the context of downtown Manhattan, as the visualization of the organized geometry created by the buildings, the streets, the businesses; within the chaos of the current financial system.

 

My process is very similar to an architect but without a final structure. The end results are the drawings, photos, blueprints and models. I end my own methodology by documenting the work with laser cutting machines, using is as an engraving artifact, the laser drawings leading to the next work.

Artist Bio / CV

Esperanza Mayobre is a Brooklyn-based Venezuelan artist who creates fictive laboratory spaces. Inserts the role of a hero, writing a role for herself. Uses light as a metaphor for birth. Drawings to create infinite lines. Candles to create lines of light. Gives money away to talk about the third world countries debt. Dust to convert illegal to legal aliens. Elegant graffittis to portray urban chaos.

She is the recipient of the Smack Mellon Studio Program 2011, the LMCC Workspace Residency, received a fellowship to attend Skowhegan School of Painting and a Traveling Scholars Award. She has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Museum of the Americas, the Bronx Museum, the Jersey City Museum, MIT Cavs, the Contemporary Museum of El Salvador, the Incheon Biennial, among others. Her work has been reviewed in BOMB, The New York Times, Artnet, El Nacional, Arte al Dia and Artforum.