Rodrigo de la Sierra’s sculptures have a tendency toward realism, or the interpretation
of a reality, and the artist creates them by following a theme, like the “Acrobat”
or the “Wall Street” series...
De la Sierra refers to Timo as everybody’s man, somewhat of an alter ego. With a
closer study of this character one sees a seemingly comic veneer interpreting some
real serious stuff. While still a full time architect, De la Sierra gives birth to
Timo towards the end of 2006, with a small wooden sculpture of Timo leaning on the
world: “Reaching my Universe”, but this little man really arrives on the art scene
during the beginning of the global economic crisis, the banking crisis and the closing
of a major investment bank.
The artist creates the money series in a pale bronze patina, between 2008 and 2009
and all depict Timo in money situations...