P. T'ul Gómez
Chonomyakilo’, San Andrés, Chiapas, México, 1997.
P.T’ul (Pedro Gómez) is an emerging artist who quickly found his way as a ceramist of both sculptural works and high-design utensils, portraying events of resistance and tradition experienced by the indigenous Mayan peoples.
His works are the portray of how people are connected with their customs and beliefs using free expression (being his dreams, along with his experiences and stories from his childhood, which today he expresses through strenuous movement of the earth with ceramics). His source of inspiration has been the ancestral memories, giving meaning and deep language that provide life values and preserve the knowledge that allows us to speak with the universe in which we are subject.
Its main material is clay, molded from a particular traditional technique that he has perfected. However, he does not limit himself to this and experiences the contemporaneity of art, intervening in his pieces with significant traditional and organic materials from his community, as well as with natural oxides to impregnate colors in his pieces.
“My approach to art is to transmit organic ideas to new generations, where I contribute to the valorization of our ecosystem.”. P. T’ul.
His preferred material is local clay that comes from various places in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. He works and handles various burning techniques, sometimes in an open fire, sometimes in a high-temperature oven.
- Spatel Nopvenetik (Shaping ideas), solo exhibition, Galería MUY, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, 2022.
- Mayan and Zoque interpretations of the (In)visible pandemic, virtual exhibition, Galería MUY, 2020.
- Festival Industria Cerámica, virtual exhibition, 2020.
- Metaphorical Forms, exhibition with Gerardo K’ulej, Galería MUY, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, 2020.
- Spoxil Ch’ulelal (Medicine of the soul), multidisciplinary exhibition, Centro Médico Siglo XXI, Mexico City, 2019.
- “Material Art Fair”, Mexico City, 2019.
- “Lart zapatiste”, 2019.