Mini Relámpagos, 2024


Cast bronze with Verdigris patina

23.60 x 6.10 x 1.20 in

59.9 x 15.5 x 3.0 cm

Edition of 25

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23.60 x 6.10 x 1.20 in

59.9 x 15.5 x 3.0 cm

Edition of 25


    About The Work

    Artspace and Ballroom Marfa are pleased to announce a new limited edition of 25 bronze sculptures by interdisciplinary artist Guadalupe Maravilla, entitled Mini Relámpagos. The artist’s first bronze edition, Mini Relámpagos relates to the large-scale traveling sculpture Mariposa Relámpago currently on view at Ballroom Marfa in Texas. The artist’s work is also currently on view at P•P•O•W gallery in New York City.

    Mini Relámpagos is a hybrid lightning bolt and serpent figure that—like much of the artist’s work—draws inspiration from many different ancient and contemporary healing practices. Produced in close collaboration with artisans in Mexico City, Mini Relámpagos is nearly two feet long and engineered to be displayed flat or hung vertically.

    Maravilla’s work is autobiographical, often referencing his unaccompanied, undocumented migration to the United States due to the Salvadoran Civil War. His practice is grounded in the historical and contemporary contexts belonging to undocumented communities and the cancer community as a means of addressing experiences of war, displacement, illness, and healing.

    “If you really start thinking about it, a lot of traditions are always about collective healing. Obviously it’s important for us to do our individual work but ultimately the collective healing is really important as well. And that’s a big part of my practice.” —Guadalupe Maravilla

    Maravilla’s work has been exhibited in prestigious institutions internationally and resides in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Ballroom edition sales help fund exhibitions and programs at Ballroom Marfa, which are always free and open to the public.

    Learn more about the exhibition at Ballroom Marfa.

    About Guadalupe Maravilla

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    • Edition of 25 with 1 AP and 2 PP


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