In Sounds from the Archeological Time Machine, Cisco Jiménez presents a new body of mixed-media works that are filled with drawings referencing ancient Mesoamerican artifacts and items of urban culture such as boom boxes and record players. Jiménez synthesizes these cultural references with the use of everyday detritus, and in doing so, he creates a pseudo-archaeological account of the products, food, and materials we consume daily. In essence, Jiménez makes a time capsule that breaks the boundaries of any specific time period to include the indefinite continued progress (and halt) of existence.
Cisco Jiménez was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 1969. Academically trained in fine art from the Instituto Regional de Bellas Artes in Cuernavaca and in Industrial Design at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City, Jiménez also studied under the tutelage of Bruce Dorfman and Jose Manuel Springer. He has exhibited widely at The Modern Art Museum of Mexico City; the Contemporary Art Museum of Oaxaca, Mexico; and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Guayaquil, Ecuador. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Jumex Collection of Mexico City; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; USC Fischer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; and the British Museum, London, U.K.