Monica Curiel Art

Cart
Your cart is currently empty.

The following works within this portfolio are made from plaster and grouting tools on a wooden panel to create an intentional peaceful environment. Each work is reflective of the artist’s hand and process; a viewer can note where the trowel swept through plaster and where it stopped in order to create each composition. Keeping the grouted lines exposed creates a dramatic sense of movement through its texture. In addition, the use of these construction materials serves to venerate my Mexican heritage and the immigrant story of my parents who are also labor workers. My parents have used these same tools to create a livelihood for myself and my siblings. Each work uses a variety of mixed media from plaster, coffee grinds, and housepaints in a variety of sizes. 

Title: Grouted Lines (L), 2021
Dimensions: 41" W x 51" H x 1.5" D

Plaster, synthetic dye, and house paint on wooden panel.

Title: Grouted Lines, 2021 
Dimensions: 41" W x 51" H x 1.5" D

Plaster, synthetic dye, and house paint on wooden panel.

Title: Dry Landscape, 2021
Dimensions:  20"W x 20"H x 2.5"D 

Plaster, coffee grinds, and house paint on wooden panel.

Title: White Stones, 2021
Dimensions:  20"W x 20"H x 2.5"D 

Plaster, coffee grinds, and house paint on wooden panel.

Title: Dry Ground, 2021
Dimensions:  Dimensions: 17"W x 13"H x 2.5"D 

Plaster, coffee grinds, and house paint on wooden panel.

Title: Paved Ground, 2021
Dimensions:  Dimensions: 17"W x 13"H x 2.5"D 

Plaster, coffee grinds, and house paint on wooden panel.

Title: Brushed Ground, 2021
Dimensions:  Dimensions: 17"W x 13"H x 2.5"D 

Plaster, coffee grinds, and house paint on wooden panel.