Mexican artist Jessica Arévalo has been led by a curiosity for the myriad ways in which art can be conceived and thus produced. This interest took her from Mexico, to art courses in Italy and Japan, a Visual Arts Degree from Goldsmiths in London and to travel: where each culture’s artistic legacy has pushed to the forefront of her practice the pursuit of human histories, where a broken piece of crockery, a tattered scroll or the scarring of the land by walking, as in Richard Long’s A Line Made by Walking, speak more about that which exists just beyond the artistic object.
Her work is the attempt at perfection that highlights instead, the beauty in its imperfection.
Through the process of making she has found the value in capturing the random cocktail of elements that come together at the time of creation. For her work ultimately depicts life and human fallibility, where the attempt at drawing a straight line or executing a color transition every day for a period of time, embody her own life’s journey: with success, joy and wellbeing alongside mistakes, hardships and devastating bereavement. Her work is the attempt at perfection that highlights instead, the beauty in its imperfection.