Using forgotten materials and elements, recycled, reused, and recuperated from a social context in which consumerism is prevalent and social classes are increasingly more pronounced, Emanuel Tovar realizes sculptural constructions through a chaotic precarious process. Similar to the practices that occur in conflictive contexts (where construction is made with the most elemental and close at hand materials), his works generate tensions to make us aware of that which prevails in the periphery; to recuperate ¨other¨ histories.
Tovar has had solo exhibitions in Guadalajara at the Museo de las Artes, Arena México, and Museo Raúl Anguiano. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Charro Negro in Guadalajara, Triangle Project Space in San Antonio, The Balmoral in Los Angeles, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, among others.
Courtesy of the artist