Gabriel Orozco art & practice
We often think of Orozco’s playful and original work as a representation of the 1990s generation of artists. Take for example his remake of the classic Citroën DS car, which he reduced to two thirds of its width and exaggerated its streamlined design (La DS, 1993); or his human skull covered with a graphite grid (Black Kite, 1997).
Working seamlessly across a diverse range of media including drawing, installation, painting, sculptures and photography, Orozco’s work has the distinct quality of merging the boundaries between art object and everyday item, skilfully manipulating the banal to reveal hidden or unfamiliar aspects. His aesthetic vocabulary has its roots in Marcel Duchamp’s readymades, Conceptualism and the artistic traditions of his native Mexico.
Marian Goodman Orozco exhibition
Orozco’s latest exhibition at Marian Goodman – his first London exhibition since his 2011 retrospective at the Tate – consists of new work comprising painting, sculptures, drawings, photographs and scrolls made in Japan and Mexico. The work takes on a certain Japanese flavour; some of the circular motifs – an essential and recurring element in his practice – are derived from silks used as sashes around a kimono. You'll also find wooden sculptures made from packaging material and other detritus from downtown Tokyo. The latest offering from this world-famous artist does not disappoint.
|What||Gabriel Orozco, Marian Goodman|
|Where||Marian Goodman Gallery, 5-8 Lower John Street, London, W1F 9DY | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Piccadilly Circus (underground)|
13 Jun 15 – 07 Aug 15, Tuesday to Saturday 10am—6pm
|Website||Click here for more details|