At Namron, we are attracted to elements that take us out of the mundane; we love curious details and messages etched in the art that reminds us of our other dimensional existence.
We are excited to include Pedro Friedeberg in our new hotel in San Miguel as a sculptural art design element that serves as an epic center point.
Pedro Friedeberg is a contemporary Mexican artist that calls himself one of the last Mexican Surrealists. His artistic style is influenced by neoclassical art, M.C. Escher and native Mesoamerican symbolism. His diverse work bridges architectural imagery and psychedelic patterns with occult iconography. His most famous work is a sculpture, a hand that serves as a chair.
Pedro was born on January 11, 1936, in Florence, Italy, to German-Jewish immigrants escaping the Holocaust. He and his family moved to Mexico when Friedeberg was three years old. As he grew older, he wanted to study architecture but dropped out of school to paint. As a result, he became part of the circle of Surrealists and Neo-Dadaists, including Remedios Varo, Mathias Goeritz, and Leonora Carrington.
“I have invented several styles of architecture, as well as one new religion and two salads. I am particularly fond of social problems and cloud formations. My work is profoundly profound.”
His works are coveted worldwide, and he has been part of significant museum collections such as Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Friedeberg currently lives and works in Mexico City
“I was born in Italy during the era of Mussolini, who made all trains run on time. Immediately thereafter, I moved to Mexico where the trains are never on time, but once they start moving, they pass pyramids,”