Juan Soriano, a lifetime sculptor

Juan Soriano began his sculptural work in large format at the beginning of the nineties, nonetheless since the forties he had already produced and exhibited numerous sculptures of small format, mainly in ceramics and some in bronze and silver. In contrast to other techniques of sculptural work, such as carving or assemblage, Soriano privileged modeling: the process that allows a closer and more intimate manual contact with matter to allow a more articulated transition between ceramics and metal casting.

During the last years of his creative life Soriano proposed, through his monumental sculpture, a form of public art very different from that of the muralists and sculptors of the nationalist period with whom he had been confronted in his youth.

The large and monumental bronzes represent the interest of the artist to develop his work in a different scale interacting with the public space and garden. This last one as the place where people and art met centuries before the existence of museums and galleries.

Sculpture garden

The sculpture garden is a public and free space that connects the town of Amatitlán with the Historic Center of Cuernavaca. It is a recreational area for rest and enjoyment of more than 4000 m2 with 17 monumental sculptures by Juan Soriano. Its design integrates a diversity of plants,  a creek, and species from regions with a climate similar to that of Cuernavaca.