Sculptor specialising in monumental and public works of art, particularly across his native Mexico. This piece’s subtle rendering of the grasshopper in bronze has an angular, mechanised undercurrent that seems the result of a material and figural connection forged by the artist. mpressed signature and date to base: [E Tamariz Mexico 1956]. The artist Ernesto Tamariz was an important sculptor of iconic monuments in Mexico City. His work profoundly influenced me as a child. - David Cruz
Hungarian artist Geza Szollosi has focused his career on creating a form of modern body shock, utilising flesh and biologically-derived materials to explore a form of Freudian death drive through arresting visual art. “Hungarian 2” is of a series of works created through taxidermy, perverting the origins of the technique to create a mutation of the animal’s original form, the hide of the animals head inflated and stretched into a near-perfect spherical shape as a weird, unsettling proxy — retaining the recognisable features of the cow whilst rejectably unlike any natural or organic image. Through this, the boundary at which the identity is irreversibly altered or killed becomes stretched too.