(Jalisco, Mexico, 1936)
Eduardo Terrazas is a prominent Mexican contemporary artist. He studied Architecture and during the nineteen sixties, he started to develop the precepts of his production, among which his particular fusion of local artisanal techniques and concepts rooted upon modern practices stand out. During that time, he became renowned for being the co-designer of the logo and the design trends of the Mexico 1968 Olympic Games. Inspired by Huichol visual culture, this work set the precedent for the geometric forms that would define his artistic language.
By understanding Geometry as a way to explain and comprehend nature, Terrazas has developed multiple connections between abstraction and contemporary indigenous visualities. The precise methodical quality of artisanal work traces technical foundations back to artistic practice, in which the first step in production is a mastery of making and materials; integrating them with a perspective that starts in contemporary art and is oriented by the novelty and questioning of art’s principles, resulting in an oeuvre that reflects the world in unique manners.
Eduardo Terrazas currently lives and works in Mexico City.