Friday, June 9, 2023

Miguel Peyret: connecting contemporary art with the colonial past

By Rodrigo Diaz Guerrero

Combining a modern design with a colonial setting such as the streets, parks and corners of San Miguel de Allende is a challenge that involves difficulty in aesthetic execution, which has been our result of this project for more than 25 years. has with its HSM. Miguel Peyret studied Industrial Design at the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM), and later graduated in the field of machines and precision instruments. At the same time, he worked in his father’s company to manufacture diesel oil and filaments for the automotive industry; the year after, leaving the rural Chapter, in his business: a workshop in which furniture, urban furniture and metal sculptures are born. That’s why it’s easy to meet Miguel’s work when you walk around our city, in restaurants, bars, hotels and on public streets.

RDG: When did you come to San Miguel?

MP: I came in 1997, already with the idea of ​​erecting my first metal structures and assembling a workshop for the manufacture of furniture. This was my plan when I arrived in San Miguel. From the first time I came here as my brother I fell in love with the place. I really liked to find furniture and crafts in San Miguel in recent years.

RDG: What are your inspirations and influences?

MP: All my life, since I was a child, I have been fascinated by science fiction and post-modernism in film and architecture really inspires me. That is where my main spirit is. Another big change I had was when I lived in Europe for a long time. The process of learning through observation was very important in my personal and professional development, and visiting the main European capitals was fundamental in my visual and cultural growth.

RDG: We’ve seen your work in urban vessels and in monumental vessels for your attention. How should the work of urban sculpture influence a society like San Miguel de Allende?

MP: Today I have five sculptures placed in San Miguel, since the beginning I had in mind the goal of creating something new and surprising for the region. The sculpting project was also a challenge for me in terms of design, line, proportion and the creation of characters. This was a rejuvenating experience for me as an artist and designer. The community received my sculpture with great joy and admiration, which also served a double purpose: as a monument sculpture and a pet decumane, to create awareness for new generations.

RDG: What is Miguel Peyret working on today?

MP: Today I am launching a new product line in the outdoor area, and we are setting up a new exhibition, which will be a collective of designers and plastic artists.

To contact Michael Peyret, write to him at: [email protected]

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