ARTIST: Tony Jimenez
HOME: Costa Rica
LOCATION: Parl Social at Labine
“The family is central to the Latino culture. Families provide a setting for much of the growth experienced in life. In family environments, individuals love, serve, teach, and learn from each other, sharing joys and sorrows. Latino families instill in their children the importance of honor, good manners, and respect for authority and the elderly.”
Tony Jimenez was born in Guanacaste, Costa Rica in 1978, began sculpture at the age of 19.
He is a well known artist who has participated in numerous exhibitions and collectives including “The National Symposium of Sculptors, Barva 2002” and “The Biennial of Sculpture BTC” in the National Gallery where he received an honorary mention.
His creations are characterized by movement and dynamics, and fine finishes that bring out the texture, quality and color of the wood. Tony’s art integrates materials such as chains, wires and stones or sculpted elements that stand out in their dynamic and surrealist style.