Lot 52 | Auction XXII

LOT 52

B. Spain, 1973

Maniquí IV

Bronze and digital image on methacrylate

48 x 15 x 15 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Illustrated in Rocio Villatoro Escultura exhibition catalogue

Illustrated on page 59 of “MOSAIC XII” group exhibition catalogue
Published in 2012 by KL Lifestyle Art Space

RM 6,000 – RM 10,000

Born in Madrid in 1973, Rocio Villatoro is a Spanish sculptor. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1996, majoring in sculpture. Her works of art are carried out mainly with materials such as bronze and iron, combined with other materials such as acrylic and brass.

The sculptures of Rocío Villatoro focuse on the figure of women, however, far from the academic tradition. Rather, it is influenced by the magical realism of Francisco Lopez and appreciates the Italian Renaissance of Donatello and Jacopo della Quercia. Besides digital photography and other new materials are introduced to guide the sculptures towards the present. Sometimes the artist places her sculptures in boxes made of methacrylate (as in this piece), sometimes they are surrounded by various objects. It creates a mystical atmosphere while using symbolic and poetic elements – light and movement as an expression of femininity.