• Double self-portrait I

    Plaster and cotton yarn.

    34 x 23 x 19cm.

    2002, single piece.

  • Double self-portrait II

    Plaster and cotton yarn.

    23 x 20 x 31 cm.

    2002.

  • Double self-portrait III

    Polyester resin and cotton yarn.

    33 x 24 x 18 cm.

    2007, edition of 3.

  • Hands of Anette Kuhn and Héctor Velázquez

    Plaster and cotton yarn.

    38 x 45 x 12 cm.

    2003, single piece.

  • Hands of Anette Kuhn and Héctor Velázquez (detail)

    Plaster and cotton yarn.

    38 x 45 x 12 cm.

    2003, single piece.

  • Hands of Anette Kuhn and Héctor Velázquez (detail)

    Plaster and cotton yarn.

    38 x 45 x 12 cm.

    2003, single piece.

  • Hands of Héctor Velazquez Gutiérrez and Héctor Velázquez Gutiérrez.

    Polyester resin and cotton yarn.

    38 x 42 x 14 cm.

    2007, edition of 3.

  • Hands of Héctor Velazquez Gutiérrez and Héctor Velázquez Gutiérrez.

    Polyester resin and cotton yarn.

    25 x 10 x 26 cm.

    2003-2010, edition of 3.

  • Hands of Héctor Velazquez Gutiérrez and Héctor Velázquez Gutiérrez II

    Polyester resin and cotton yarn.

    33 x 30 x 14 cm.

    2003-2010, edition of 3.

  • Hands of Margarita Velázquez and Héctor Velázquez.

    Polyester resin and cotton yarn.

    38 x 42 x 14 cm.

    2007, edition of 3.

  • Hands of María Teresa Gutiérrez and Héctor Velázquez

    Polyester resin and cotton yarn.

    11 x 31 x 28 cm.

    2007, edition of 3.

  • Portraits of Anette Kuhn and Héctor Velázquez

    Plaster and cotton yarn.

    22 x 19 x 29 cm.

    2003, single piece.

  • Portraits of Héctor Velázquez Velázquez and Héctor Velázquez Gutiérrez I

    25 x 20 x 28cm.

    Polyester resin and cotton yarn.

    2002, single piece.

  • Portraits of Héctor Velázquez Velázquez and Héctor Velázquez Gutiérrez II

    Polyester resin and cotton yarn.

    23 x 18 x 29 cm.

    2003, single piece.

  • Portraits of Héctor Velázquez Velázquez and Héctor Velázquez Gutiérrez

    Polyester resin and cotton yarn.

    29 x 23 x 18 cm.

    2003-2011, edition of 3.

  • Portraits of Jazmina Barrera and Héctor Velázquez

    Plaster and cotton yarn.

    20 x 21 x 28 cm.

    2003, single piece.

  • Portraits of María Teresa Gutiérrez and Héctor Velázquez I

    Plaster and cotton yarn.

    33 x 28 x 12 cm.

    2003, single piece.

  • Portraits of María Teresa Gutiérrez and Héctor Velázquez II

    Polyester resin and cotton yarn.

    27 x 22 x 17 cm.

    2007, edition of 3.

  • Portraits of Marisa Velázquez and Héctor Velázquez

    Polyester resin and cotton yarn.

    29 x 19 x 22 cm.

    2007, edition of 3

  • Portraits of Teresa Velázquez and Héctor Velázquez

    Plaster and cotton yarn.

    28 x 17 x 23 cm.

    2006, single piece.

  • Portraits of Toumani Camara and Héctor Velázquez

    Plaster and cotton yarn.

    23 x 19 x 29 cm.

    2003, single piece.

 

Xipe Totec

The starting point for this series of sculptures was my personal interpretation of the pre-hispanic deity Xipe Totec in the pre-columbian cultures. The idea originates in certain pre-hispanic sculptures meant to represent the ceremony celebrated in honor of this god of the new corn. When spring began, when corn was sown, and as part of the rituals offered to this deity, a sacrifice was done. The chronicles narrate that in this ceremony a priest removed the sacrificial victim’s skin and then dressed with it, as a symbol of the new dress, which means, the greenness of the earth as the corn sprouted in spring.

My perception is that in this ritual the “other” becomes indispensable for our existence, and that humans are social animals. We all need a certain number of people to be able to exchange and feedback experiences and feelings. In this series of sculptures, I appropriate the skin of people close to me, to dress with it as a symbol of emotional renovation, of giving new life to my life.