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