Description: Contemporary sculptor Javier Astorga combines European and Mexican artistic traditions for inspiration in his metal figurative sculpture. The rooster is an animal much depicted in early 20th century European art as well as in traditional Mexican art. Trained as an architect, Astorga is interested in structure and stress. In "Awakening Rooster" the artist draws freely in metal; he then defines and visually stabilizes the work with delicate tension wires and a touch of paint. The scale of this sculpture makes it suitable for a tabletop or pedestal.|
To learn about the creation of the artist's monumental scale works in China and Norway, visit Javier Astorga's studio in Xochimilco, Mexico. View more Javier Astorga metal sculpture offered for sale at Biddington's. Javier Astorga has exhibited and is represented in collections in Europe, Asia, South America and the US as well as his native Mexico. Astorga also accepts sculpture commissions; please email for further information.