Edgar Orlaineta (Mexico City, 1972) has been a member of Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte since 2008.
Edgar Orlaineta's work focuses on the minutiae of everyday life, employing objects and ideas and transforming them into sculptural forms. Taking from modernist design, architecture, and historical and cultural symbolism, he combines parts into hybrid forms where modernist ideals and cultural perspectives collide. Orlaineta's investigations into modernist ideals praise both subject and form in modern art and design as well as the contradictory ideologies that are forced upon the work due to a certain legacy within a larger historical/cultural context. Ultimately, Edgar tries to direct our attention to the transformative powers of the everyday and its relentless aspiration for a utopian way of life. (Rachel Gugelberger)