The human body is a complex artistic project. As it is mentioned in the text of the Exhibition "enobranegra" , "The work is a room space that repeats a destruction cycle."
We are a sculptural project, where we humans start our journey as a single cell, product of the union between man and woman. This cell is called “zygote” according to science. It is divided in two and then many times generating a mass known as “morula”, which is ready to be molded. After a few days, we could say that we enter into the process of creation where this initial mass begins to have form and a meaning for being created. As time goes by we continue growing and developing. The elaboration of this incredible sculpture is so careful, detailed, perfect, thoughtful and sensitive that it is also able to analyze the surroundings and the material of which it is made of. The cells born from this zygote are imperceptible to the human eye.
During the process of development, our heart begins to contract and after, we are born! Next we grow, have children and die and in the midst of all this we live. Although we all go through this process in one way or another, each one and all of us, are UNIQUE and UNREPEATABLE.
The human body is so wonderful that in Renaissance times, the Cabinets of Curiosities, which were furniture where marvelous, strange and fascinating elements were collected, a haunting and fantastic universe that grouped and exposed objects, organisms and endless situations and stories described from a unique point of view, different from the one we are accustomed to, little by little stopped focusing on the wonderful objects that were in the distant lands or relics of saints, to emphasis the attention on the human body and its hidden areas, until then undisclosed. Significant changes took place in this period, in the way of how the world and the beings were perceived. The body reached a new dimension becoming the protagonist of representations and explorations.
There was a new notion of the individual separating him from the community and the environment. The body was then the boundary between one human being and another. The formation of this limit allowed him to create an image for studying himself and his surroundings.
Nevertheless, the idea of collecting, grouping and exposing fascinating elements continued to be of great importance within the art world.
We can now remember the work of Louise Nevelson, who began "assembling walls with boxes, wooden crates, chairs, stair rails, balustrades, keels, musical instruments, clocks, spheres, cylinders and many various objects". She was later recognized within the art world for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures.
Nevelson, along with other immigrant artists such as Rothko, Newman, Gottlieb (to name a few), stated that they had an individual relationship with art in a personal and independent way and "contributed to the inauguration of a genuinely American art by creating art as individuals”.
Harold Roshemberg, an American critic, considered their art such as the work of the New York Jewish immigrant artists "who will make the search for a personal identity the guideline of their work."
To capture something as "evanescent and incorporeal" as the shadows and sparkles was the intention of the Nevelson’s boxes. "Just as Duchamp invented powder-keepers, Nevelson created her shadow-keepers and her sparkle-keepers with these mysterious dreamlike cabinets."
Her artwork expresses the unification of shapes and surfaces by painting everything in black, which encloses all the other colors. After using black color paint, she decided to start using white and then gold color.
Julianezca, is a world of infinite curiosity where the relationship between object and body is constant, it is a connection between the individual and its surroundings. The object here (Jewelery) seeks to make an in-depth microscopic look at the individual, that is, at the wonderful, unique and unrepeatable human body and its hidden areas, a vision defined in the Renaissance as the “microcosm-macrocosm analogy" (analogy between the macrocosm –whole, and the microcosm –part, the human being)”.
Julianezca is taught as an artistic installation where, by imagination, it is possible to enter into the object itself to discover the body. Having access to those "mysterious rooms" mentioned by Veronica Volkow when referring to the artwork of Louise Nevelson.
To keep and to protect the Julianezca's Jewelry in a “Cabinet of Curiosities” or in a "dreamlike cabinet", is as magical as keeping there our own shadows or our own sparkles. It is to save something that profoundly belongs to ourselves, which complements us. It is to take a little piece of each one of us and submit it to a process of exploration. It is entering to the disturbing and fantastic universe of all of us, every individual and to protect it, preserve it, admire it, contain it and understand it because we all are fascinating, exotic, unique and unrepeatable beings.