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Jorge Méndez Blake

Guadalajara, Mexico. 1974
Desmantelando a Villaurrutia (Nostalgia de la muerte. Nocturno)
2017. Acrylic on linen. 152.3 x 122 cm
Detalle Desmantelando a Villaurrutia
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Todos los guiones de Dickinson (Poemas 1-236)​ / All the Dickinson's Hyphens (Poems​ 1-236)
2016 Acrylic on linen 260x200 cm
All Beckett's Endings II
2015. Archival print on cotton paper. 444 x 81 cm.
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All Beckett's Courtains
2014. Ink on paper. 30 x 21 cm
Telón III / Curtain III
2016. Coloured pencil on paper. 120x150 cm.
Traduciendo al español "The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
2015. 10 ceramic pages, wood. 38 x 200 x 10 cm
Endgame-Fin-de-partie
Black Pavilion / Open Library
2013. Mixed media. Variable dimensions
Black pavilion / Open Library
2013. Mixed Media. Variable dimensions
Fairy Tales are Real (Still They Are)
2015
Faro II
2015 Methacrylate, paint, metal, tempered glass 157x100x100 cm
From an Unfinished Work (The Mysterious Stranger)
2014. Aluminium, enamel, serography, lacquer. 8 x 8 x 8 cm
From an Unfinished Work (The Mysterious Stranger)
2014. Aluminium, enamel, serograph, lacquer. 8 x 8 x 8 cm
It was a Pleasure to Burn
2015. Coloured pencil on paper. 150x120 cm.
Empty Bookshelf
2011
Pangrama III
2015 Typewriter, paper, metal, temperad glass 100x100x100cm
Complete Sonnets (William Shakespeare)
2014
A Constellation I, II, III,
2011. Wood, Books. 100x70x20 cm.
Mending Wall (Robert Frost)
2015. Metal, wood, methacrylate, glass. 300x120x100 cm.
Mallarmé´s Library
2011. Metal, wood, mirror, resin, plexiglass + drawing. 95x180x150 cm (table) 50x70 cm (drawing).
Proyecto para biblioteca cerrada II
2015. Wood, methacrylate, metal, glass. 100x100x118 cm.
Library on a Balcony
2009. Methacrylate, wood and metal. 91x35x35 cm.
The Auroras of Autumn (Wallace Stevens)
2014
Selected Poems
2014. Neon. 7x85 cm.
Naufragio
2011. Vinyl on wall. Variable dimensions.
Mallarmé´s Library ( Non-site I)
2011
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Biblioteca de la exploración. Estructura IV
Biblioteca de la exploración. Estructura IV
Encuentro con la Ciudad Z IX
2012
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Du fond d´un naufrage
2011. Bricks and book. 1.61x1.20x1.06 cm.
The Art of Loving
2009
Marxxx
2009. Neon. 20x65 cm.
Toute Penseé émet un Coup de Dés II
2012
Toute Penseé émet un Coup de Dés IV
2012
Toute Penseé émet un Coup de Dés VI
2013
Proyecto para Biblioteca Parque V
2011
Proyecto para plaza pública/biblioteca abierta I
2011. Colored pencil on paper. 84 x 120 cm
Proyecto para plaza pública/biblioteca abierta III
2011. Colored pencil on paper. 84 x 120 cm
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Méndez Blake’s work is built based on the intrinsic relationship between art, literature and architecture; addressing literary works as spatial potencies that can be translated into concrete objects. The artists employs analysis and synthesis as tools to transform the narrative and the poetic into visual compositions, attempting to make evident the material aspects that are implied in the in the act of writing. Similarly, Méndez Blake has devoted a significant part of his work for studying libraries as relational systems in which historical and cultural dimensions of a given context converge.

His work has been exhibited individually and collectively in diverse museums and private institutions such as: Museé d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; Maison Rouge, Paris, France; Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France; La Kunsthalle Centre d’Art Contemporain, Mulhouse, France; Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, USA; Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles, USA; Bass Museum, Miami, USA; Aspen Museum of Art, Aspen, USA; Artspace, New Haven, USA; Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, Spain; La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain; Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium.

In Mexico he has had exhibitions at Museo Rufino Tamayo, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Museo de Arte Moderno, Museo Carrillo Gil, Museo Nacional de Arte, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, and Fundación JUMEX, among others. He has recently participated at the 13th edition of Istanbul Biennale; Saber desconocer: 43 Salón (ínter) Nacional de Artistas, in Medellin, Colombia; and won the scholarship of Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation program in Miami. He is currently a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de México.

Jorge Méndez Blake lives and works at Guadalajara, Mexico.

Desmantelando a Villaurrutia (Nostalgia de la muerte. Nocturno)
2017. Acrylic on linen. 152.3 x 122 cm
Detalle Desmantelando a Villaurrutia
All Beckett's Endings II
2015. Archival print on cotton paper. 444 x 81 cm.
Telón III / Curtain III
2016. Coloured pencil on paper. 120x150 cm.
Mending Wall (Robert Frost)
2015. Metal, wood, methacrylate, glass. 300x120x100 cm.
Black pavilion / Open Library
2013. Mixed Media. Variable dimensions
A Constellation I, II, III,
2011. Wood, Books. 100x70x20 cm.
Selected Poems
2014. Neon. 7x85 cm.
Marxxx
2009. Neon. 20x65 cm.
Library on a Balcony
2009. Methacrylate, wood and metal. 91x35x35 cm.
From an Unfinished Work (The Mysterious Stranger)
2014. Aluminium, enamel, serography, lacquer. 8 x 8 x 8 cm
From an Unfinished Work (The Mysterious Stranger)
2014. Aluminium, enamel, serograph, lacquer. 8 x 8 x 8 cm
News

INSTITUTO CULTURAL HOSPICIO CABAÑAS, GUADALAJARA, MEXICO | JORGE MÉNDEZ BLAKE, JOSE DÁVILA, GONZALO LEBRIJA

After traveling through MCA DENVER and ASU Phoenix, the exhibition ‘SABER ACOMODAR: Art and Workshops of Jalisco 1915-Now’ returns to Guadalajara, from where the exhibiting artists originate. The works of Jorge Méndez Blake, Jose Dávila and Gonzalo Lebrija can be seen from the end of July onwards at the Instituto Cultural Hospicio Cabañas.

MEGARON OF ATHENS, GREECE | JORGE MENDEZ BLAKE

Jorge Méndez Blake is part of the exhibition “The last reader” curated by Anna Kafetsi at the Megaron of Athens, garden & project space, until September 16th  2018.

TRAVESÍA CUATRO AT FRIEZE NY | BOOTH 4D

Travesía Cuatro | Frieze NY | BOOTH 4D
ALEXANDRE ESTRELA, ELENA DEL RIVERO, JORGE MÉNDEZ BLAKE, MATEO LÓPEZ, JOSE DÁVILA, JOHN ISAACS, SARA RAMO
Mayo 3, 2018 – Mayo 6, 2018