Ernesto Molina (Mexico, born in 1952)
Collage of newspaper clippings. 21,5 x 34 cm
In the 1970s, Ernesto Molina produced a series of collages composed of thematically interrelated and overlapping newspaper clippings. His works employ the visual vocabulary typical of Grupo Suma (an artists’ collective active in Mexico from 1976 to 1982), of which Molina was a member: found objects, newspaper clippings, posters, and other discarded urban materials.
Born in 1952 in Mexico City, Mexico. Lives in Mexico City, Mexico.
Ernesto Molina did undergraduate studies in the visual arts at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He is a founding member of Grupo Suma, an alternative art and design group that explores and experiments with unconventional supports and materials and that uses popular, everyday graphic resources. Molina has participated in numerous exhibitions, including Grupo Suma: obra gráfica and El Nopal Press (Museo Nacional de la Estampa, 2005), La era de la discrepancia, 1968-1997 (Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes, 2007), and Obras son amores. Arte-Vida-México. 1964–1992 (Museo de Arte Moderno, 2013), all in Mexico City. He currently lives in Mexico City, where he works as a journalist and screenwriter for cultural television.