Rocío Heredia is a self-taught artist of the contemporary Mexican generation specializing in traditional metalsmithing techniques of Chasing and Repousse in high relief to raise intricate designs on silver, copper, gold, brass and tin. Rocío also teaches private classes and workshops on her Chasing and Repousse technique in Mexico and abroad. Rocío discovered her talent for fine arts as a child, and in 1997 devoted herself to metalsmithing. Since Rocío discovered her talent for fine arts as a child, and in 1997 devoted herself to metalsmithing. Ms. Heredia has been the recipient of numerous recognitions and awards for skillful and passionately realized themes. She has studied Ornamental Chasing and Repousse with Valentin Yotkov in New York, and was the first recipient of the Valentin Yotkov Studio Scholarship. Crucial to Ms. Heredia’s work is the unusual way in which she has turned a physical handicap into a creative advantage. Suffering from visual impairment, she uses the sense of touch as a basic tool whose effectiveness is evinced by her finely-detailed, highly-wrought surfaces. Rocio continues to study and perfect different techniques, taking classes from the artists and masters in the visual arts community, while divides her time among metal art, professional website creation, and graphic design. Ms. Heredia's works are in private and public collections in Mexico, the USA, Switzerland, Israel, Spain and Italy. Her work reflects the evolving artistic and cultural traditions of Mexico, from the ancient Aztec and Teotihuacan societies to the complexities of the Spanish conquest, up to recent times. "My repousse artwork expresses that which my words cannot. I strive for fine detail and precision, and have been told that, from a viewer's standpoint, it is intriguing to imagine what goes into the work. Chasing and Repousse are both dependent on a well-developed drawing ability and the correct use of the chasing tools. Chasing and Repousse techniques trained my eyes for the precision necessary to create harmonious images impressed in metal. Each piece is completely hand-made. The surface of every piece is colored with patina so to produce oxidation and then it is polished to enhance the three-dimensional quality of the design. I really enjoy going deep into the detail, no matter how much time it takes. Basically, I use my heightened sense of touch, which helps me to define what my eyes cannot perceive. The medium of metal is an inspiration to create art, and it moves me to choose my subjects... but lately, it looks as if the subject chooses me. My Saint George series is now an inspiration for some to conquer their own dragons... emphasizing the expressive importance of an icon, as well as the comprehension of its message”. ~ Rocio Heredia. Repousse describes an object made of metal, that has been shaped or ornamented with patterns in relief, made by hammering or pressing on the reverse side. The basic technique for creating repoussé is an ancient one, with specific techniques, tools, and materials dependant on history and culture. Rocio Heredia is a fine artist of the Mexican Contemporary generation. Rocio specializes in traditional metalsmithing techniques of chasing and repoussé in high relief to create fully detailed icon covers, Judaica, and figurative art designs on metals. Currently she experiments with 24k gold fusion, textures and patinas. Rocio Heredia, Designer Metalsmith. Specializes in Chasing and Repousse in High Relief to raise intricate designs on silver, copper and 24K gold.
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Rocio Heredia is an artist of the Mexican Contemporary generation. Rocio uses traditional metalsmithing techniques of Chasing and Repousse to raise intricate designs on fine silver, copper, gold, brass and tin. Rocio is known for her extraordinary Icon covers, Judaica and Figurative Art, which she works down to the finest detail. Rocio is available and teaches private classes and workshops on her Chasing and Repousse technique in Mexico and abroad. Rocio has been the recipient of recognition and awards for skillful and passionately realized themes. Repoussé describes an object made of metal, that has been shaped or ornamented with patterns in relief, made by hammering or pressing on the reverse side. The basic technique for creating repoussé is an ancient one, with specific techniques, tools, and materials dependant on history and culture. The work of Rocío Heredia reflects the tradition that evolved in Mexico, a tradition rich in the complexities of Spanish conquest and the aboriginal Aztec and Teotihuacan societies. The metals most commonly used in this Mexican tradition are gold, silver, copper, tin and brass. Rocio has studied with the Master Valentin Yotkov and Master Dolores Valenza, in New York. Her works are in public and private collections in Mexico, the United States, Switzerland, Israel, Spain and Italy. Rocio holds a Degree in Psychology and currently divides her time between professional website creation, graphic design and metalwork.
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