Artists: Cristina Riveroll
Born in Mexico City in 1953.
Living in this city of constant growth, Cristina Riveroll has never lost the ability to be surprised when confronted with nature. Stones, cliffs and trees have been for her, and still are today, sources of silent inspiration. She is as excited by the texture and form of a rock found on the edge of the sea as she is by an enormous boulder in the tombs of Persian kings. Her eyes will always see an abstract painting in a tree trunk, moist from the rain, or on a floor covered with autumn leaves.
Her sculptural zeal is expressed in her ceramics when she captures in the volume of her work the violent movement of trees in the wind, the sensual movement of a human body and the solitary rest of a rock. All of her pieces, although seemingly rocks, petrified corals, or dead tree trunks, are as delicate as human skin. To elaborate these fine textures with clay requires an extreme sensitivity of the hands. Despite the elemental and vital power of her works, they nevertheless inspire silence and meditation; their forms and textures murmur a soft song, as if the wind was playing around them. But it is not the wind that gives the form, it is her gentle hands caressing the clay.
Noteworthy Exhibitions and Distinctions:
Second place in the first biennial of utilitarian ceramic, organized by the Museo Franz Mayer, in the category of "unique piece"
2005 Honorary mention in "Arte Contemporáneo"
2005-2007 Two-time selected in the biennial of ceramic art prize in Nuevo Leon, Mexico