Gabriel Orozco | On Photography

EXCLUSIVE: Gabriel Orozco discusses recent photographs taken in Mexico and Ecuador in 2007, and the role photography plays in his broader artistic practice.

Gabriel Orozco’s sculptures and photographs disrupt conventional notions of reality. Drawing our attention to slips in logic, philosophical games, and hidden geometries, Orozco uncovers the extraordinary aspects of the seemingly everyday. His use of humble materials and means (graphite on bone, a ball of clay, a 35mm camera) engages the imagination through its disarming simplicity and intimacy.

Gabriel Orozco is featured in the Season 2 (2003) episode Loss & Desire of the Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century television series on PBS.

Photos © Gabriel Orozco, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Photos © Gabriel Orozco, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Photos © Gabriel Orozco, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Photos © Gabriel Orozco, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

PHOTO | All works by Gabriel Orozco, 2007. Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

VIDEO | Producer: Wesley Miller. Camera & Sound: Larissa Nikola-Lisa. Editor: Mary Ann Toman. Artwork courtesy: Gabriel Orozco. Thanks: Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

Contributor
Wesley Miller is the associate curator at ART21. Miller co-curates the television series Art in the Twenty-First Century. He is also co-creator of the series New York Close Up.
  1. Rahul says:

    I like the fact that as a artist you are not giving any input in the scene and just capturing the raw moment. And I really appreciate your idea about abstraction.

    I just hope some day, I can see and feel your work. Because for me it gives completely different feel in a gallery and here in my room on laptop.

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