Galerie Perrotin Paris
23 May → 14 Aug 2020
From Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.
Gabriel Rico, a Mexican artist, is back on the French scene. Rico, who was born in Lagos de Moreno in 1980, is an adept of a clever mix of pop and kitsch and is a natural heir to the Arte Povera movement. In any case, he develops its main codes in his work. His work functions as a whole, playing with a language that could be compared to the language of mathematics. Except that instead of formulas and numbers, it is objects that are related. In "II Mural" a few arrows drawn on the wall establish an enigmatic link with a series of objects hanging among them. In Crudelitatem, a golden hive drips on a skull resting on a pile of sand. As for "Unity & Uniformity", it leads to the observation of an ensemble that seems perfectly symmetrical: but among these golden feathers are two natural ones. The exhibition "Nature loves to hide" deploys Gabriel Rico's equation on thirteen works: sculptures, installations, wall hanging. Charged with value by their condition as real objects, these are put into dialogue by the artist who plays with the traditional process of representation. Instead of making abstractions of reality, he starts from the physics of these elements to then combine them and see the result: mysterious, absurd, funny. Enough to reinvent the commonplaces of expression.