The Mexican sculptor and architect Rodrigo de la Sierra will exhibit for the first time at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM). The exhibition will include sculptures of his famous character Timoteo, among others. A few of De la Sierra’s sculptures are already on display at the entrances to university buildings.
In an interview, the director of Cultural Patrimony at UAEM, Arturo Ocaña Ponce, remarked that the “Fernando Cano” University Gallery will house around 30 of De la Sierra’s pieces, of which at least six are large-scale. They will be inaugurated at the start of the 2016-2017 school year and remain on display until the end of November.
Timoteo, also known as “The Man of the World,” was born in late 2006 with a small wooden sculpture of the character leaning against a globe. The character has a light-heartened and comical appearance, but can also be interpreted to represent serious global issues.