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Luis Bermudez


“I come to my work, impelled to give tangible presence to the episodes in my life of peculiar intensity – the ones that announce their transcendence, and touch the common core of human experience.”

La Cabeza (Self-Portrait)
La Cabeza (Self-Portrait)
Castable refractory with artificial salt glaze | 10" x 8" x 10"

For over two decades Luis Bermudez has created work that explores a wide variety of forms, including the vessel, architectural elements, and installations. It has been observed that his sculpture often communicates a generic pre-Columbian presence, which he attributes to genetic memory. Both conscious and unconscious memories are incorporated in works that explore and communicate elemental phenomena and forces as metaphors for life. Many of his works have focused on the cycle of life and death, through visual imagery of presence and absence depicted as positive and negative space. Bermudez uses the medium of ceramics for its innate earthly qualities, which resonate with his own optimism in communicating the power of the natural world in relation to the human experience.

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