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Gabriel Orozco

Mexican  •  b. 1954

Biography

Gabriel Orozco's diverse practice, which includes sculpture, photography, painting and video, is centered on the rejection of the concept of a traditional studio. Alternatively, Orozco's conceptual process involves using quotidian objects as commentary on urban society. In the widely exhibited La DS (1993), Orozco cut a Citroën DS car into thirds, eliminating the central section and reconfiguring the remaining parts.

Another important motif in Orozco's lexicon is that of the colored ellipses. In his seminal series, Samurai Tree Invariants, the artist employs fragmented colored circles as the basis for geometric compositions, exploring the movements made by a knight on a chessboard. These not only represent Orozco's conceptual practices but illustrate his interest in both the geometric and organic world.

Insights

  • Orozco participated in the Venice Biennale (1993, 2003 and 2005), the Whitney Biennial (1995 and 1997), as well as Documenta X (1997) and Documenta XI (2002).

  • Important solo exhibitions have included his mid-career retrospective which began in December 2009 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and traveled to the Kunstmuseum Basel, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and ended at the Tate Modern, London, in May 2011.

  • Recently, Orozco has had exhibitions at the Guggenheim, New York, the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, the Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid and the Serpentine Gallery, London, amongst others.

  • Orozco is represented by the Marian Goodman Gallery in New York, Galerie Chantal Crousel in Paris and Galeria Kurimanzutto in Mexico City.

"What I'm after is the liquidity of things...the flow of totality in our perception, the fragmentation of the river of phenomenon."

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