THE INCOMPLETE COLORS OF MEXICO


THE Q CHAIR

“If you can imagine it, you can create it.”


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The Q Chair was created by Sofía Chapa Ibargüengoitia in search of a new form of expression that combines everyday objects and art as a new cultural component.

Observe, touch, live and use art... a chair that is transformed into a wooden canvas going beyond its elemental function to become a symbolic object.

The combination of an industrial object with a plastic composition demands working with material with the appropriate physical properties to reach the necessary structural stability and, in turn, the natural expression of which complements the composition. And, on the other hand, the creation of a mechanism that forms a uniform canvas when the chair is folded, and an ergonomic object when the chair is unfolded.

The manufacture of each chair is a combination of high-technology machines with specialized labor; the assembly and arrangement of the 35 pieces that make it up require a complex handcrafted process with attention paid to each and every detail of the production.


THE INCOMPLETE COLORS OF MEXICO

A SERIES


“There is nothing so joyous as a Mexican fiesta, but there is nothing so sorrowful. Fiesta night is also a night of mourning.”

Octavio Paz, The Labyrinth of Solitude.

“The Incomplete Colors of Mexico” is a series of 16 paintings created especially for the Q Chair. The subject of this series is Mexico and its colors, but also Mexico and its absurdity: the ambivalence of a country where extraordinary wealth coexists with extraordinary misery.

The paintings interpret scenes, characters and objects which would only be possible in Mexico and which may only be understood within the context of a Mexican; the singularity of this context lies in the superposition of contradictory realities which have been built simultaneously throughout time.

Contradictions that fragment us and are expressed in daily collective actions, in individual stories, in relevant facts, in our utopias and our sorrow, in our objects of desire and of mockery.

The objective of this series is to find in the power of image and plastic composition a change of perspective with respect to ourselves, which does not aim to be conclusive but thoughtful.

“Mexico... always colorful, always incomplete.”

S.C.I