Martín Soto Climént
Martín Soto Clíment (b. 1977, Mexico) lives and works in Mexico City. The artist’s anthropomorphic sculptures utilise found objects– stockings, shoes, pearls, eggs– which are subtly manipulated, often adopting both fetish-like and strangely corporeal qualities. As well as evoking desire in the most visceral sense (that of sexuality), Soto Clíment’s work alludes to the drive of capitalist consumer culture, and the merchandising of sex. His works are both surreal representations of quotidian objects and windows to that most intimate of things: the body.
Recent solo exhibitions include: La Volonté de la Volupté, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Paris (2023), El sendero del poeta, Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City (2023), El luminoso revoloteo de la mariposa blanca, Mercosur Biennial, Brazil (2022) and Gentle Stranger, Union Pacific, London (2022), amongst others. Selected group exhibitions include: I am a city of bones, ILY2 Gallery, Portland, OR, USA (2023), Seeing Touch, Hauser Wirth, St. Moritz, Switzerland (2020), Unstable Stillness, Perrotin Gallery, Hong Kong (2018) and Lanzarote, Union Pacific, London, United Kingdom (2016).