Mauricio Paniagua and Tony Moxham

Mauricio Paniagua and Tony Moxham

Photo by Marco Ovando

Mauricio Paniagua and Tony Moxham live and work in Mexico City. Moxham (from Australia) has a degree in visual communication from the University of Technology, Sydney, and has worked extensively in New York as an art director and journalist for clients such as Andy Warhol’s Interview, The Face, Versace, Levis, and Deitch Projects Gallery (NYC).  Paniagua (from Guatemala) is a painter who also studied industrial design through diverse practices ranging from carpentry and screen printing to toy design and furniture mass-production.  He and Moxham met in New York’s East Village, and moved to Mexico City in 2005. 

Together they work as artists, albeit within the design industry, and with a focus that is rarely on regular design problem-solving. More commonly they focus on intangible issues when designing objects—from sexuality, to history, to magic, to ritual, to decoration, etc. Because of this much of their design work is treated as sculpture regardless of function.