JGM. Galerie is pleased to present "Making Evidence", the first solo exhibition in France of the Mexican artist Ricardo Rendon (1970).
"Making Evidence" presents a series of works, composed by interventions in the gallery space and various materials. A hand perforated blind and sheetrock walls, arranged metal rod structures, rubbed shapes on sand paper or industrial felts trimmed in organic shapes are just a few examples which appear as testimonies of different work procedures within the exhibition space, where the art is presented as a fact and evidence of the creative execution.
Gathering different materials and including multiple formal solutions, the works of Ricardo Rendon act as a complex diary where the actions are registered, documented and accumulated. "His works are an appendix of construction or destruction practices that enunciate the moment where things happen, forms that propose the action as leitmotiv." (David Miranda, 2007)
"Ricardo Rendón proposes an epic that assaults architectures and objects equally. Its working project establishes a direct dialogue with the capital gain originated by the difference between the wages paid to the worker and the value generated by its manpower within the capitalist system. It is a query on the work and its sense by means of the experience. A narrative that the artist establishes leaving in most cases the waste of its activities within the place of intervention: swept to a corner, gathered inside a transparent container or scattered around the working site. Thus, he proposes a gesture that alludes to its procedure, a commemoration of every moment destined to the production of the capital gain. His work includes reflections that go from the micro to the macro, continuously restituting the work of the artist by its execution in a direct dialogue with the edification - construction." (Lourdes Morales, 2009)
Ricardo Rendon lives and works in Mexico City. He has been exhibited widely in galleries and museums in Mexico and abroad including the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami, the Stedelijk Museum, Holland, Maison Rouge, Paris, the Rufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico City and ARCO, Madrid. His works are to be found in important contemporary art collections like the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation CIFO - Miami, Colección Jumex - Mexico City, and Fondation Daniel Langlois - Quebec.Since 2005 he has been teaching at the National School of Arts ENPEG, La Esmeralda.