How to Stand Series
2017, structural mesh, duracal, thread

A series of anthropomorphic columns that are born out of an exploration of architecture and its foundations. These are the result of a critical experimental building process that reacts to a conversation between the human body and the architectural body, the material as skin, the industrial balanced with the handcrafted. These columns, formally considered fragments of a whole infrastructure, are made with an acknowledgment of their inner and open spaces as an active feature of self-support, whose design is guided by the harmonious golden section. 


Miscalculated Topos of Display series 
2016, metal, plexiglass, wood, plaster, hydrocal, fabric mesh, 40” x 72” x 95”

 
2016, metal, plexiglass, plaster, hydrocal, fabric mesh, 50” x 27” x 11”


Material Bodies, collective exhibition at the Diego Rivera Gallery, SF, September 2016
"Holded: Coral yet to be identified, found in Samaná Bay, Dominican Republic", 2016, MDF, steel, paint, coral, 51” x 16” x 14.5”
"Held: Rock yet to be identified, taken from Death Valley, Eastern California, USA", 2016 , MDF, steel, paint, rock, 51” x 15.5” x 13.5”


“Holder”, 2016, metal, coral stone, wax, 12” x 3” x 6”


"Reptile", 2016, plaster, plastic mesh, plexiglass, 9.5" x 24" x 4.5"


Big Science series
"Committed Hand", homage to Zadok Ben David, 2016, metal, wood, wax, metal chain


"Balancing Hands", 2016, wood, metal, wax, electric motor, springs


Installation at the San Francisco Art Institute
"Explorations on Skeletons", 2016, metal, wax, mesh, plaster and duracal, 500" x 90" x 12" 


Encrypted Objects, collective exhibition at the Diego Rivera Gallery, SF, April 2016
 Engaging with ideas of Speculative Realism, we explore the encrypted life of objects and their relationship with and beyond human reality using videos, sculptures, and installations.

Shorthand, a system of transcribing spoken language via rapid handwriting inspired this series of metal sculptures. These have allowed me to give selected words my spatial interpretations between the lengths and curves which define each shorthand, thus activating an additional gesture in space, a relationship with gravity, and volume. These sculptures carry the essence of shorthand while introducing this system to countless dynamic perspectives.

-"Repeat: 'An abstract idea, comfortable being a metal extension of its own absence'"
-"Impolite"
2016, Metal, 8 units, various dimensions

“Existence before essence”, 2016, wood, metal, plaster, cement, wax, and thread, various dimensions
This installation displays the raw form of all the materials that were used in Julia Guzmán’s pieces within the Encrypted Objects series.

"It is unknown where the material starts being a poem, or this one a material", 2016, Wood, wax, thread, plaster, duracal, 7 units, various dimensions

"Before Language", 2016, Photographic collage of metal sculpture, 10" x 10" each


Residency at Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro
"Serie Pendurada", 2015, concrete, plaster, plastic, foam, thread, mesh, various dimensions


Continuously Present, collective exhibition at the Diego Rivera Gallery, SF, October 2015.

Julia Guzmán's sculptures explore the three dimensional representation of time. How can the slow or fast passage of time be revealed and even controlled? Throughout the study of multiple material identities and their language, she invites you to interact with the discrete complexity, tension and balance offered by her time models.

 

"Distraction", 2015,  glass, rattan, plastic, paper, cardboard, aluminum, wood, plaster, wax,mirror, 137" x 22" x 22"

 
 

"Submission", 2015, glass, various seeds, steel, 73.5" x 36" x 36"

Have I ever passed by you
without your notice?
I tend to be subtle.
My presence determines your existence,
and though I turn you into being,
you control me,
listen to me,
Turn me.


"Spread Comfortably", 2015, wood, metal and felt, 32" x 24.75" x 65"


"Puente" & "Reposo", 2015, metal, wood, plaster


"Seed Holder", 2015, metal, plastic, seeds


"Belly Holder", 2015, metal,  wood and plaster


"Luna", 2014, metal, 23" x 23" x 8"


"Autumn Leaves", 2014, steel sheets, various dimensions ~ 16" x 6.5" x 8"

"Autumn Leaves", 2014, Steel Sheets, Various Dimensioons; Between 16" x 6.5" x 8"

"Bottles and cans are family", 2015, plaster, wax, concrete, foam, various dimensions


"Wood Toy", 2014, wood, 18" x 6" x 5.5"

"Wood Toy", Wood, 2014, 18" x 6" x 5.5"

"Wood Flow", 2014, wood and plaster, 23" x 4" x 4"


Intimate Immensity Series, 2014


"Step on it", 2014, cardboard, 36" x 19" x 10"

"Stand on it", 2014, cardboard, 36" x 19" x 10"