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MARIA ELENA HERNANDEZ

Expresar la variedad  multiforme  que se sucede  incesantemente una a otra en mi mente, me ha llevado a experimentar varias técnicas: acuarela, grabado, oleo, acrílico, collages, mixtas.  Mi vida ha estado siempre inmersa en colores, papeles lienzos, agua acrílicos, bocetos, grafito. El olor del grafito me seduce sin remedio. Todas han satisfecho una parte de mi búsqueda. Todas me han invitado a desmenuzar sus posibilidades y han sido nobles conmigo. Se han dejado cortejar amablemente. 

La cartonería me cautivó desde hace muchos años, cuando  tuve en mis manos el cartón y el engrudo para moldear mi fantasía sin limite, y una tras otra han ido dándose a luz, a veces llego a creer que yo los formo, pero casi siempre tengo la certeza de que ellos me usan para salir a lucirse sin recato alguno.  

MARIA ELENA CURIEL

Para mí el arte es una manera de expresarme. Soy hija de padres increíblemente creativos, el arte para mí es como respirar, siempre he dicho que “nací en una paleta de colores”. En mi casa había todos los colores, pinceles, diferentes tipos de tijeras, reglas, escuadras…siempre hubo todo en mi casa para poder crear lo que quisieras. Para mí ir a una casa en la que no hubiera herramientas creativas era la cosa más extraña del mundo, hasta que entendí que más bien mi casa era especial.

Soy diseñadora gráfica, maquillista de efectos especiales, chef y psicóloga, pero lo que me hace sentir viva es esto que hoy comparto con ustedes

Un día conocí junto a mi madre con quien comparto este libro y este amor por el arte la técnica de la cartonería, técnica utilizada en la Ciudad de México para diferentes fines como piñatas, alebrijes, etc. Una técnica que me enamoró y con la que descubrí que puedo hacer lo que quiera sin limitar mi imaginación, pero llegó un momento en que mi imaginación me comenzó a pedir más, así que comenzamos a desarrollar una técnica mixta con diferentes materiales par poder lograr lo que estábamos buscando, y de allí nacen estas criaturas fantásticas.

MARIA ELENA HERNANDEZ

My pursuit to express the varied multitude of forms that incessantly inhabit my mind, has lead me to experiment with various artistic techniques such as water colors, engraving, oil, acrylic, collages, and various other mixed techniques.  My life has always been immersed in color, paper, canvas, acrylic, watercolor, sketches, and graphite.  The smell of graphite seduces me without remedy. All these techniques have fulfilled different parts of my journey.  They have all invited me to strip away their possibilities and they have all been very noble with me.  They have allowed themselves to be gracefully courted by me. 

Cardboard work has captivated me for many years now, since the first time I held it in my hand along with the paste that allowed me to mold my fantasies without limit, and one after another have been born, sometimes allowing me to believe that I formed them… though I am almost always certain that they merely used me to show themselves off without restraint.

MARIA ELENA CURIEL

Art has been a way for me to express myself.  I am the daughter of parents who are themselves incredibly creative, so art for me is like breathing… I have always said that “I was born in a color palette”.  In my house it was always possible to find any color you could possibly imagine, brushes, different types of scissors, rulers, geometry sets, in short… my house had everything one could ever need to create whatever you wanted.   When I was growing up, I thought it was the strangest thing to go friend’s houses and find that they had no creative tools…. Until one day I understood that my house was special for having them.

I am a graphic designer, a special effects make-up artist, a chef, and a psychologist, but what truly makes me feel alive is that which I share with you today. 

One day, my mom (with whom I share this passion) and I were introduced to the cardboard techniques commonly utilized in Mexico City to make piñatas, alebrijes, etc.  I felt in love with this technique and with it I discovered that I can create whatever I want without limiting my imagination.  Ultimately the time came when my imagination began to demand more of me, so we began to develop a mixed technique with different materials in order to be able to accomplish our vision…. It is from those experiments that these fantastic creatures were born.