Projects

Martin Soto Climent

A spider web-like installation animated by acrobatic dancers

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Martin Soto Climent, Frieze Projects at Frieze London 2016. Photo by Lewis Ronald

Martin Soto Climent, Frieze Projects at Frieze London 2016. Photo by Lewis Ronald

For his Frieze Project Frenetic Gossamer (2016) Soto Climent used one of his key materials, tights, to transform the entrance of the art fair into a miraculous dream-like spider web. For the first time Soto Climent also added a performance element to his sculptural piece, with regular animations by live acrobats.

In his objects and sculptural installations, Mexican artist Martin Soto Climent uses mostly simple objects and things he finds in the street or buys at thrift stores. He arranges these objects in new constellations to create sculptures or installations in the exhibition space. Such re-contextualizations draw on ideas developed by the Surrealists and their relation to the object.

Martin Soto Climent (b.1977, Mexico. Lives and works in Mexico City)
Soto Climent’s work is currently on show at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris). He has presented his work in numerous Mexican institutions and has been featured for ten years in many international exhibitions.