Gerardo began exploring his passion for sculpture in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where he felt compelled to bring together the roughness of natural materials with the subtlety of life. He has been involved in the art scene for the last 5 years and has had the opportunity to present his works in Mexico, where they have been recognized with praise, as well as in the city of Miami, Florida, at Art Basel 2013, Red Dott with Marias Gallery Fine Art.

Noriega travels the beaches of the Pacific to collect natural materials left by the ocean to bring them back to life in the creation of symbiotic pieces that signify life, breathing, pulsating beings.

Gerardo Noriega is a fisherman. Not in the conventional way, since nothing else needs his sensitivity and his passion for what he finds in the sea. The sculptor, in his fishing, travels the virgin beaches of Nayarit and Jalisco, mainly, in search of pieces of wood. Along the way, the artist finds logs of different species that have washed up on the coast or very close to it. The branches travel slow journeys to get there. These have been part of leafy trees, have been home to living beings, have been in wooded, rural, jungle or desert landscapes, as well as in springs, mangrove swamps and distant rivers that flow into maritime waters. Therefore, they have been cleaned and purified in all kinds of channels and flows. They have walked patiently in the fluids of mother earth to be reborn in the sea.

 Collect and select branches to form a highly studied and cared aesthetic, in the same way, they aim to heal and cure those who observe them carefully.

The fact of collecting hundreds of natural fragments that culminate in a single work tells us about the hundreds of stories that each of its components keep. The objective of his sculptures is to understand in depth that the world can rise naturally from its marine bowels and that with enough creativity it can come back to life. The author works on the veins of the ocean that continue to beat and throb with the rhythm of the waves and that rise to the surface to be reintegrated.

He comes from a family of renowned architects and sculptors who undoubtedly influenced his passion for the arts. He is a direct descendant of Manuel Tolsá, a prolific neoclassical architect and sculptor; great-grandson of Carlos Noriega Blanco, a Mexican architect and designer, whose famous historical work is significantly displayed in Mexico City and Querétaro; and is the great-grandson of famed Mexican architect and designer Leonardo Noriega Stavoli who also had an illustrious career in Mexico and was Noriega’s closest inspiration.