José León Cerrillo’s œuvre is multidisciplinary, using language – as system of meaning with inherent flaws and implied power structures – as a starting point and drawing from graphic ideologies, linguistic systems, constructivism, geometric abstraction and modernist iconography as a point of departure. He explores the possibilities of genuine abstraction through a wide range of media, from printed posters to sculpture and performance, often combining all of these into compelling installations. His installations as a whole could be a way of analysing the transformation from the abstract to the concrete and the necessary representations of it through language.
José León Cerrillo (born 1976) lives and works in Mexico City. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts and MFA from Columbia University, both in New York. Recent projects include Okayama Art Summit, curated by Liam Gillick and the Gwangju Biennale, curated by Maria Lind, in 2016, Domaine du Muy, in 2017, “The New Baroque” at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, 2017, “Futura” at joségarcia, mx, in Mérida, Mexico, 2018, Unstable Stillness, at Perrotin, Hong Kong, 2018, and “The Commands” at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Paris, 2019. Cerillo is represented in several public collections including Fundación Jumex, Mexico City; Ishikawa Foundation, Okayama, Japan; M.U.A.C., UNAM, Mexico City; Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Gallery name: Andréhn-Schiptjenko
Address: Linnégatan 31, Stockholm
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11:00 - 18:00, Sat 12:00 - 16:00
Open: 20.08.2020 - 26.09.2020