Mexican artist Maria Bayardo creates sculptures as elegant in line and form as they are expressive in meaning and intent. Working primarily in bronze, fiberglass resin, and fiber, Bayardo strives to infuse a complex web of emotions into each piece: pain, guilt, strength, joy, love, and freedom, to name a few. Bayardo’s work is influenced in part by Picasso and the multidimensional elements he was able to capture in his work, as well as by the 360-degree sculptures of renowned sculptor Giambologna.
There is a significant feminist message in Bayardo’s work, and her artistic path has been a very personal one, inspired by her own journey through relationships and challenges toward a deeper understanding of herself. As Bayardo explains, “You might say that it was the artist within me who discovered the sensual woman I had kept concealed. From this awakening, figures began to emerge in which I found myself reflected and healed many things that freed me.”
Maria Bayardo currently lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico. She has shown her work across the world, including France, Italy, Mexico, Spain and United Kingdom.