Angella Holguin was born in Mexico City in 1981. She enters the world of plastic arts after graduating and working as a Bachelor of International Commerce. By experiencing in her first sculptures the transforming power of art, she introduces the concept of transformation as the essence of her creative world. She decides to focus on her passion and pursues a Master of Sculpture MFA at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, California.
Coming from a mining family, she spent her childhood surrounded by mountains and rivers, awakening in her a taste for open spaces and the desire to interact with everything that surrounded her blending in a profound relationship with nature.
By cutting, bending and welding steel, she finds in metal a challenge to set in motion: to reflect inwards this same process as a form of personal transmutation thus becoming the perfect metaphor that would define her creative endeavor.
Even though metal is an essential part of her language, she enriches her concept by incorporating different materials within the same work; placing materials such as paper and steel, ceramics and resin, into an organic dialogue, creating pieces such as Sublimation: an installation designed for public spaces that suggests a kind of flora from another world, stems made of steel inlaid with bronze, crowned with transparent glass spheres with iridescent sparkles, rising towards the sky. Artificial flowers reflecting within the environment around, giving a feeling of mysticism that interacts harmoniously with the landscape.
In 2017 she received her first commission from the state of Querétaro to create a public sculpture as legacy for the city, which she named Responsum. She is currently working with In Vino Veritás, a monumental sculpture in carbon steel and quarry, her second state commission for the Querétaro Wine Growing Association.
The Ida Médicis Gallery, Paris, is her current representative in France where she exhibited individually in 2019 and with whom she has future projects.
Her first casting, a woman in a fetal position, reflects a new starting point in her life, a rebirth. Her works have evolved from figurative representations to organic and abstract forms. Inspired by the concept of cyclical life and death found in the cultures of Mesoamerica, she directs her work towards inner universes and their transformational processes. The evolution in Angella’s work is a reflection of her own cycles. Her work is autobiographical.