The Premio Maguey EMME pieces are unique creations that are given to personalities whose work and achievements have traced a path in the fight for freedom, making of this world a place of acceptance and diversity, where there is no discrimination.
Their structure represents the dual nature of the human being as well as its infinite possibilities, making a graphic emphasis in the similarity and contrast which could synthesize two of the fractions that compliment and make us one.
Premio Maguey Over The Rainbow merges the art of the creator of the EMME pieces, Adrián Guerrero, with the creativity and talent of Guadalajara artist Aldo López Madriz, who, under his CORONEL label, intervened each of the EMME pieces that are handed to our honorees.
ADRIÁN GUERRERO CASTELLANOS
He lives and works in Guadalajara. Architect (ITESO). Master’s Degree in Philosophy & Social Sciences (ITESO). Teaches Ceramic Sculpture & Creativity II workshops at the ITESO University. Self-taught Ceramist.
Adrian Guerrero’s work denotes a constant search to analyze the human perception, supported on the field of philosophy from different levels, generating new views and resignifying what at first sight is common to us. His thoughts and processes begin with what is simple, from the surprise of the small and everyday things. It is possible to interpret his path like an ellipse that permanently comes back -although renewed- to the travelled road, retaking and reinterpreting inquiries which have become a constant in his work: time, spatial relationships and the phenomenology of things.
Without leaving aside his passion for different ceramic techniques, he creates pieces, objects and installations with different materials and pillars such as photography, video, drawing, sculpture and painting.
ALDO LÓPEZ MADRIZ
Coronel is a creative project led by Aldo López Madriz, who, since early age, was deeply attached with materials and ideas that later inspired instruments and gave life to Coronel.
The ideas that inspire Coronel are manifested in a wide range of figures, colors and textures. Through manipulation, the transformation of chemicals and unusual materials for art and design Coronel creates pieces the go from object art to the industrial design and the conceptual intervention of spaces. With recurring maximalist expression, Coronel has presence in the most important cities of Mexico, ranging from art exhibitions to permanent installations, and currently represented by the Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery in Miami.
Coronel’s constant challenge towards materials and the emotions that drive the project, give each piece a unique personality and essence: the possibilities are endless.