Cristina Grajales Gallery is proud to exhibit at Design Miami/Basel, taking place from June 12-18, 2017. Our booth features the works of Gloria Cortina, Hechizoo, and Alexandra Agudelo.
Cortina’s designs are inspired by numerous historical and creative forces, from the ancient Aztecs to the 20th Century Mexican masters Luis Barragan and Mathias Goeritz. For Design Miami/Basel, we are presenting a series of elegant furniture pieces, including coffee and side tables, cabinets and consoles. In addition to her familiar hand-hammered metal work, Cortina also incorporates cochinilla lacquer, a purple color from the Cochineal insect, and obsidian, a glass-like volcanic rock, once used by the Aztecs for making tools and weapons. Cortina’s work speaks to the historic and cultural ideas of Mexico while remaining distinctively contemporary.