ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jennifer H. Troice (Texas, 1987) is a Mexican sculptor who began her artistic career in music, first on the piano and later on the harp, an instrument she studied at the National Conservatory of Music at the age of eleven. Her work material is bronze and her pieces have been exhibited in both private and public spaces in Mexico City.
She had her first approaches to sculpture at the American School, where she participated in the IB Art program, which was decisive for her artistic training. Later, she honed her knowledge at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston (2005), where she completed studies in human body drawing, engraving, welding, and casting. Before she was 22 years old, she produced the piece "Imagine" (2008), her first monumental sculpture, which adorns the lobby of the ABC Hospital Oncology building.
Jennifer Troice's sculptural practice is characterized by her modern style, but far from abstraction. The forms that she projects are always recognizable, however, they are framed in what the artist calls “minimalist geometry”. In them, the influence of cubism is recognized in the accentuated angles, which contrast with the organic forms underlying the objects, animals and human figures that serve as inspiration.
Able to achieve elegance and simplicity in lines, both in small-format pieces and in monumental sculptures, Jennifer Troice accompanies her practice with a constant reflection on her work material.
The elegance and resistance of bronze allow the piece to be preserved both indoors and outdoors, lasting over time. The sophisticated complexity of the creative process that leads to a sculpture is even perceived as a therapeutic exercise.
In addition to the references to Constantin Brancusi and the exponents of Cubism, in Troice's sculptures the influence of Ruth Bloch is present in the curved lines of her human figures, as well as the fasceted silhouettes of Leon Bronstein.
The evolution of her style is notorious when comparing her first collection, in which a willingness to experiment with both the themes and the form is perceived, compared to the second, entitled In the Depth (2011). This much more mature series is inspired by several diving trips that allowed her to consolidate her style and work around a defined theme: the sea. The formal imagination that characterizes Troice's work allowed him to capture fish, stars, jellyfish and coral reefs in bronze, using her creativity to solve the designs through unconventional tools. The series reaches a suggestive variety in terms of shapes, reliefs and colors. In a similar line of work, and with the aim of raising awareness about the environment, Troice is currently working on a series of endangered animals.
Despite the inherent difficulty involved in bronze sculpture, since it is not always possible to achieve that the final piece has the same finish as the original model, Troice's sculptures are finished conscientiously: the polished finishes, as well as the use of patina of different colors concretize the artist's ideas and reveal her own expressive style, in which the contrast between the geometric and the organic is at the center of her personal search.