Mariana Castillo Deball

(Mexico City, 1975)
Drawing upon anthropology as well as folk traditions, and the history of both science and culture, Mariana Castillo Deball constructs works that generate unusual relationships. Sometimes, as if in search of new myths, the artist develops new stories, narrations with invented characters, or she devises performance actions through which she acts upon reality.
Klein Bottle Piñata, Torino (Klein Bottle Piñata, Turin), is inspired by the typical Mexican piñata, giving it the form of a bottle painted International Klein Blue. Triggering a logical but original relationship, Castillo Deball’s vision thus unites the concept of the container-pot, which in popular tradition is broken open to offer its contents, with a topological form whose interior flows into its exterior.

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