Ceramic Figurine Mexican Fine Art Collectible Décor Award Winner Jonathan Rex #5
- It is our privilege to introduce Mexican ceramist and award winning Jonathan Reyes "Rex" Tovar.
- Jonathan is an extremely talented potter/ceramist who has been awarded over 30 awards and reconditions through out Mexico and even in Sochi, Russia as part of Viva Mexico 2015.
- His extraordinary works of art are found in museums and private collectors homes.
- All his pieces are one of a kind.
- The "Navigator"
The future is a mystery and we do not know what will happen to us along the way we travel, yet we continue to move, over an ocean of possibilities. The eye records everything at every step, what we discover, experiences, teachings, defeats, learnings that become wisdom, which is represented by the owl. The xoloitxcuintle, a faithful companion, represents the end of the journey, death. Corn represents life. The spirals of time.
- This new character is inspired by the Wixárikas (Huichol) that live in the state of Jalisco and other neighboring states. Some important elements within his worldview are the Deer, the eagle, the peyote and the corn.
- These pieces have in common the worldview of death and the underworld in pre-Hispanic Mexican culture, the jaguar, an important element for Mesoamerican peoples, represents the night, the sun passing through at night.
- The western pillars represent the syncretism of cultures in time, the books the knowledge and the history that is being written, the owl represents the night, mysticism, magic and the xoloitzcuintle is associated with Mictlán, the underworld (Mexican mythology). the abode of the dead
- The Boat
- Long- 19 1/2"
- Wide- 5"
- Tall- 10 1/4" (Includes Woman)
- Tall- 15"
- Base- 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
- Tall including boat- 25"
- In this series of works, Jonathan's statues or figurines characters are inspired by the Wixarujas (Huichol) who live in the state of Jalisco and other neighboring states. Some important elements within cosmovision are the deer, the eagle, the peyote and the corn.
- These pieces have in common the cosmovision of the death and the underworld in pre-Hispanic Mexican culture, the jaguar, an important element for Mesoamerican peoples, represents the night, the sun, by its passage during the night.
- The western pillars represent the merging of cultures in time, the books, the knowledge and the history that is being written, the owl represents the night, mysticism, and the Xoloitzcuintle dog is associated with the Mictlan, the underworld (Mexican mythology) the dwelling of the dead.
- The clay used is from Tlaquepacque and Tonala, there are two types of clay, the white clay (which is really a light gray) and the black clay (which is a dark gray).
- Beautiful light coffee colored clay from Guanajuato, fine white clay from the Old Mine and heat resistant yellow clay, which causes the figurines to be strong and sturdy are also used to create these amazing statures.
- We are able to send you Jonathan's complete biography if requested.
- We will pack your statue with extreme care and it will be insured.