Ellipse Service: Mexican Artist Gabriel Orozco

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Enter the geometric world of Gabriel Orozco, Mexico’s master investigator of circles and structures.

Gabriel OrozcoHe is one of the most influential Mexican artists of his generation. Orozco (left), 53, creates inventive and playful sculptures by experimenting and altering found objects. Perhaps the best known include a Citroën car reduced to two-thirds its normal width (“La DS”, 1993) and a human skull covered with a graphite grid (“Black Kites”, 1997).

Gabriel Orozco Art

His work moves between drawing, photography, film, sculpture, installation and painting. He recently spent time in Japan preparing for a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. He immersed himself in Japanese culture and history with the result being a series of scrolls animated with his trademark sphere motif and abstract patterns.

The Japanese-influenced art was first presented  in London last summer at the Marian Goodman Gallery which is an extraordinary space just off Golden Square in Soho.

He lives and works between Paris, New York and Mexico City. Recent solo exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (2015) and Thinking In Circles at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2013). ML

You can find out more about Gabriel Orozoco here: Wikipedia

More of his work can be seen on the White Cube website: http://whitecube.com/artists/gabriel_orozco/