Oil on canvas. Stone piece: Serpentine | 150cm x 150cm | Private Collection
Oil on canvas | Stone piece: Travertine | 300cm x 300 cm | Private Collection
" Produced at the age of 19, I created an abstract combination of Sculpture & Painting, This Series, consisted of nine artworks. 90% of its creation involved the direct use of hands, following the artisan tradition. It set me out on a personal journey, in which I found myself embarked in battles fought day and night against oneself - a conflict with one’s body, and their projection back into the social.
Regarding the abstract composition and understanding of the subject, I tried to incorporate within the Human two main ideas: - that of metamorphosis with the Animalistic and Nature.
Being the first series in collaboration with artisans of my hometown in Mexico, for me it meant an embraced beginning, as well as revealing the umbilical link that connected me to the foundations of my world, only to find out later on, that its lines would be guiding me on a path that would grow beyond my own expectations."
‘CHANGES: Senses-Thoughts’ was an Individual Exhibition held at the Technology and Science Museum, Chiapas, Mexico in 2009. It consisted of artworks in oil, marble & onyx that brought together the artistic sensibility of an Artist and Artisans from the local village Tecali in the state of Puebla, Mexico.
CHANTAL MEZA back in 2016 in her hometown talking through various projects and influences