"There is something very seductive about creating a clean and sophisticated artwork, either from an abandoned material that has aged or deteriorated, or from an everyday object. For me, it is like giving the material a second life, an opportunity to live a different purpose".
Marisol Valencia is a Houston based artist whose creative practice focuses on ceramics and mixed media. In her pieces, she creates unique conversations between the interaction of different materials.
Marisol finds ways to manipulate and relate materials to each other in order to achieve visual ambiguities that will encourage the viewers to re-examine their assumptions about those materials. She is constantly exploring ways to expand the perceptions of everyday objects by focusing on their aesthetic and formal qualities which are often overshadowed by their functionality.
Marisol was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico and has lived in the United States since 2004.