Sairi Forsman - Sierva Madre and the Rabies Ghost

Sairi Forsman - Sierva Madre and the Rabies Ghost

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Sierva Madre and the Rabies Ghost

ARTIST:  Sairi Forsman (Mexican, b.1964)
WORK DATE:  2000
CATEGORY:  Sculptures
MATERIALS:  bronze
SIZE:  h: 12.5 x w: 13 x d: 7 in / h: 31.8 x w: 33 x d: 17.8 cm
STYLE:  Contemporary
PRICE*:  5,900 USD
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These gorgeous sculptures were Forsman, were done in sterling silver, or bronze. They were done in tiny editions of up to 7. Very little of this work is available, worldwide. Here is a small sampling of what a number of art critics have had to say about the work of this brilliant sculptor.

“Hands and eyes join together, going beyond the immediate reality and remodeling it from the inside. A return to the inner world, the original source, in order to go over the same path again. A re-creation of sensations, feelings, states of mind experienced by each and every human being. From the concrete world, her sculpture reaches out to encompass the universe, be re-cognizing and recognizing herself, watching and touching, she—the sculptress, Sairi Forsman—and we—the spectators—, are guided by her hands, breath that gives life victory over death.”

Gloria Prado, Ph.D.



"The work of Sairi Forsman proves the existence of an inner world: her three-dimensional figures seem to contain something that moves them from within. Knowing what kind of power of expression is hidden in sculpture, she has been able to create shapes that are not only strong but varied and original. The apparent primitivism is actually handled with a notorious sense of modernity. The artist produces images that exteriorize a psychological complexity, where the body as means of expression is sometimes tied, entangled, enclosed in itself. Her art pieces appeal to the most vital experience of intimacy.”

Alberto Ruy-Sánchez L. Director, Artes de México.

“The three dimensional work of Sairi Forsman constitutes an interesting aesthetic and artistic perception of the human being. She has already offered different contributions to the neo-expressionist trend, which is a main tradition in our culture. In my opinion, this tendency followed by the artist will allow her to consolidate a personal proposal that will transcend in the world of art.”

Luis Rius Caso. 
Art Critic.



“It is easy to relate Sairi Forsman’s work to the aesthetic interests of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca: these sculptures are creative and done with undeniable quality. Her sculpture contains a powerful and expressive language that dominates form and fills it with meaning.”

Fernando Solana Olivares. 
Director, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca.





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SAIRI FORSMAN Danish-Mexican sculptor, born in Mexico City, 1964. Lived in Paris (1983-1985), worked and studied modeling with american painter Jane Schranowska. Moved to Denmark (1985-1987), worked in a cellar a series of expressionistic sculptures. Moved back to Mexico and got her first one-man show at the National University in Mexico City (1987). Lived in Mexico City until 1996 where her work was commissioned for various public spaces and was featured in Artes de Mexico magazine. In 1993 was awarded the Nordic Art Center artist residence fellowship in Sveaborg, Finland where she lived for half a year. Worked in San Jose, Costa Rica and in Santiago, Chile (1996-1999). Moved to California (1999-2004). Currently she resides in Florida. She has participated in individual and collective exhibitions in Mexico City, San Miguel Allende, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta and San Antonio.
Her work is on permanent view as part of the collection of Museo de Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico; Poliforum Cultural Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico; Colegio de Coyoacan, Mexico City, Mexico




2004 Art Walk Merrick Park, ART+ Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
Latinamerican week @ ART+, ART+ Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
Mindscapes, California State University Fullerton, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, California, USA
2003 Collective Exhibition, California State University Fullerton, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, California, USA
D.F. IN Galeria y Estudio, Santa Ana, California, USA
Villa Galeria, Art Miami 2003, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
2002 Sculpture International, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2000 Tortured Dreams, Rico Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
1999 Invisible in Venice, Pearl White Theatre, Venice, California, USA
1996 Aqui Nos Toco Vivir: 31 Artistas Europeos en Mexico, Delegacion de la Comision Europea en Mexico, Palacio de Minería, Mexico City, Mexico
1995 Crudo, Revista Crudo, Mexico City, Mexico
1994 Razonamientos y Desvarios, Casa de la Cultural Jesús Reyes Heroles, Mexico City, Mexico
Colectiva de Invierno, Galeria Jose María Velasco, Mexico City, Mexico
Walk-on Paint, Roll-on Sculpture, Wok and Roll, Mexico City, Mexico
1993 Clave de Luz, Exconvento de San Agustin, Museo de Arte de Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico
1992 Ars Novum: Arte Internacional, Sala Calder, Hotel Camino Real, Mexico City, Mexico
Exposicion Colectiva, Museo del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico
Tentacion, Poliforum Cultural Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico
Imagenes de la Plastica Actual, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
1991 Sairi Forsman: Escultura, Galeria Atenea, San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico (solo)
Altar de Muertos: Una Instalacion de Gerardo Zarr y Sairi Forsman, Poliforum Cultural Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico
Objetos, Salon de la Plástica Mexicana, Mexico City, Mexico
Exposicion Colectiva, Taller de Pintores de Azcapozalco, Mexico City, Mexico
Art-Expo, New York, New York, USA
Ideas and Images of Mexico, Jansen-Perez Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Ideas e Imagenes de Mexico, Centro Asturiano de Mexico, A.C., Mexico City, Mexico
Mitos, Galeria Medusa, Mexico City, Mexico
1990 Sairi Forsman: Escultura, Poliforum Cultural Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
Cinco Artistas Camino a Nueva York, Poliforum Cultural Siquieros, Mexico City, Mexico
Mitos y Suenos, Galeria Azzul, Mexico City, Mexico
1988 Bronces de Sairi Forsman, Taller Cultural del Ajusco A.C., Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
1987 Recital-Homenaje a John V. Forsman y Exposicion Escultorica de Sairi Forsman, Palacio de las Bellas Artes, Sala Manuel M. Ponce, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
Sairi: Sus Obras, Biblioteca de la Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
Arte Urbano, Salon des Artistes, Mexico City, Mexico

2004 Architectural Digest (Spanish Edition) – August Issue
Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon/AKL (The Artists of the World), K.G. Saur, Munich, Germany
2003 Latin Art Museum. Internet art magazine, Dominican Republic.
Buenhogar Magazine. April Issue, Miami, Florida
1997 Artes de México # 27. Art magazine, Mexico City
Aquí nos toco vivir, published by the European Union, Mexico City
1995 En Vivo, Media interview with Ricardo Rocha, Televisa, Mexico City