In 1946, my grandfather Chema, started to work with resin in his small atelier in Mexico City. He created small figures such as toys, buttons and household products, but his creativity went beyond the commercial use of the resin. He started to experiment new forms, encapsulating flowers and insects to create magnificent artworks.
When I was a child I used to play with these objects, fascinated by the translucency and the three-dimensional illusion that light creates through the resin. After finishing my studies in Architecture in Italy, I realized that those objects were still in my mind waiting to be revived and played again. Today, using the unique and sophisticated technique that Chema developed, I mix colours inspired by the Mexican culture with pure forms in onyx and marble as learnt through my architect's journey.
Through the objects that my grandfather created, he transmitted me his passion. Although I never met him, each piece I design is like discovering something new about Chema.
Mexico City, 1947. Chema at his atelier
- 2018 ADRIAN CRUZ ELEMENTS
- 2014- Co-founded the accessories brand PASSERIN
- 2010-17 Architect at European Parliament, Belgium
- 2009 Masters in Architecture - University of Florence, Italy