Eduardo TerrazasMexico City, México, b. 1936
Eduardo Terrazas (1936, Guadalajara, Mexico) lives and works in Mexico City. Terrazas’ practice is defined by his interdisciplinary approach. Architect, urban planer, designer, photographer and artist, for over fifty years he has worked in an array of disciplines in order to understand and reflect on a changing reality, always proposing alternative means of inhabiting and existing in the world, additional modes for relating to one another, or new ways of observing. As a young architect, Terrazas came to prominence as the co-designer of the logo and prevalent design elements for the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. The logo –traced in concentric circles– was inspired by Huichol techniques, and set a precedent for the geometric forms that have come to define the artist’s visual language. His broad artistic practice includes comprehensive bodies of works as heterogeneous as the ongoing series Possibilities of a Structure (originated in 1970), a pictorial investigation based on the characteristics that allow a structure to be infinitely developed and transformed, which is divided into the subseries Cosmos, Nine Circles, Diagonals, Grid and Bar Code; or the series Tablas that since the early 70s explores the technique used by the Huichol community.