About

He obtains his Bachelor of Sculpture from the Academia de Bellas
Carrara Arts and studies architecture at the University of Florence, Italy.
Master Jimenez Deredia develops works full of circular and spherical shapes that are constant figures in his sculpture, with which he addresses themes and languages ​​typical of all of Latin America. This symbolism is the result of a long and deep process of research and self-investigation by the artist, which represents an amazing communion between his cultural origins, based on the disturbing spheres made for more than 2000 years by the pre-Hispanic Boruca culture, where it is today. Costa Rica and the heritage of Western classical culture that the sculptor has studied in depth as he has settled in Pietra Santa, Italy since 1976.
In 2000, Pope John Paul II commissioned him to make the statue of Saint Marcellin Champagnat which was placed in Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican within a niche designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti between 1544 and 1564.
Throughout his career, Deredia has sculpted in marble and cast in bronze, monumental works for
museums and public places in 16 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the United States. Has done 50
individual exhibitions and has participated in more than 100 collective exhibitions.
Last year, his work titled “Couple” in a monumental format was auctioned at Christie's New York Arte
Latin American, which reached a sales record.