Chantal Crousel Gallery
7 Sep → 5 Oct 2019
From Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 7 pm. Closed Monday and Sunday.
A tireless traveller, Gabriel Orozco travels the world in search of inspiration. An artist without borders and without a fixed studio, the Mexican artist meticulously feeds on the cultures he encounters. For this seventh solo exhibition at the Crousel Gallery, Orozco presents some thirty new works created between Mexico City and Tokyo: obsidian sculptures, watercolours and acrylic paintings on Japanese calligraphy panels (shikishi), and tempera on canvas. Gabriel Orozco's years in Asia (Bali, Tokyo) deeply permeate this new body of work, which testifies to an intuitive exploration and reinforces the artist's close relationship with nature and its environment since its inception. He appropriates, deconstructs or transforms objects and images, creating his own alphabet. Thus, the recurrence of the circular motif asserted with the series of paintings "Samurai" is used here to create moving pictorial and sculptural compositions. At the crossroads of abstraction and figurative art, these new works provoke friction and unpredictable displacements, in a fluidity without beginning or end. He appropriates, deconstructs or transforms objects and images by creating his own lexical system. Thus, the repetition of the circular pattern, which was developed with the Samurai painting series, here serves moving pictorial and sculptural compositions. At the crossroads of abstraction and figuration, these new works generate frictions and unpredictable displacements, with neither beginning nor end.