Rivelino (B. 1973, San José de Gracia, Jalisco, Mexico)
This artist has experimented with the most diverse materials, forms and themes for over 15 years. He has recently ventured into the field of public interventions. During this time, in his very peculiar works, Rivelino has accomplished an interaction between quite dissimilar materials such as clay, bronze, steel and silver, which range from the small formats to the monumental ones.
The sculptor is chiefly self-taught, despite his education in the School of Ceramics of Instate Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA). Rivelino is permanently in search of knowledge in areas such as archaeology, anthropology, history, restoration, architecture and engineering, which doubtlessly, conflate in his work.
In the last two years he has devoted himself to investigate the relation between the spectator and the public work of art. A clear example of this exploration can be found in the exhibition Nuestros Silencios, a monumental sculptural installation that rethinks the topic of freedom of expression, which has benn touring the main European capitals since 2009 and will continue touring up until 2011.
His work is part of important private collections in Mexico, Germany, Spain, France, Portugal, Japan, Australia, Canada, the United States, and countries of Central and South America.