Until October 9, you can enjoy seven large-format sculptures by the author on universal Spanish themes
The sculptural and monumental art of Juan Méjica is exhibited on Paseo de Poniente
The sculptural and monumental art of Juan Méjica 'takes' from today until the beginning of October the Paseo de Poniente, "an unparalleled location for an also unparalleled exhibition". This has been pointed out by the mayor, Toni Përez, during the tour of this open-air exhibition carried out this morning together with the author himself; the councillor for Historical and Cultural Heritage, Ana Pellicer; members of the Corporation; and the director of the Fundación México, Mª Dolores Rodríguez.
Toni Pérez has highlighted that it is "a top-level exhibition" made up of seven "large-format" sculptures by "a sculptor of recognized national and international prestige", which has "works spread over four of the five continents". An exhibition that “arrives to be with us until such an important date as October 9”, that “will be coexisting with the daily life of a city that is already in full swing at the beginning of July” and that “ they will be able to admire hundreds of thousands of people during the next three months”.
After thanking "the facilities" provided by the Juan Méjica Foundation and "the work and effort" of the Department of Historical and Cultural Heritage, the mayor stressed that with this large-format exhibition "on public roads", "the third that we organize in a very short time”, Benidorm is consolidated as an “open-air museum”, thus bringing “culture closer to the population” and favouring that “the public can enjoy art in the middle of the street”.
For his part, Juan Méjica explained that the seven pieces on display respond to the iconography of “universal Spanish themes” such as “the bull, anthropomorphic beings, the solar woman, the asturcón or the yew”. The author has detailed that these are “brave and characterful” pieces, “between 2 and 5 tons” and “almost 4 meters high”, made of a “steel and copper” alloy, resistant to the action of saltpetre.
Mexico has ensured that "the pieces by the sea can bring out all their potential", and has added that in this "open-air museum" in which the Paseo de Poniente is configured "everyone is the protagonist": pieces and the public.
In this sense, he has stressed that his work "is precisely designed to be touched, to be lived" and has expressed his wish that "the millions of people who visit Benidorm take that image" of the city with them. sculptures of him
The seven sculptures that make up the exhibition are arranged from the beginning of Paseo de Poniente -at Jaime I avenue- to the intersection with Xixo avenue.