November 18, 2011

Gabriel Orozco

Cats and Watermelon
Four Bicycles (There is Always One Direction)
Mobile Matrix
Black Kites
My Hands Are My Heart

Gabriel Orozco was born in Mexico and studied at La Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas. He then continued his education in Madrid, Spain. He uses video, drawings, and installations in addition to his photographs and sculptures, allows the audience's imagination to explore the creative associations between ignored objects in today's world. He is also known for using all-ready made art.

I think he artwork is really interesting. I don't think a lot of his work relates to spirituality, since he is spoken about in that chapter. His Black Kites does relate to life and death, black and white are used to convey this. I really like how he used a skull to get that point across, especially since that's what you are left with after you die (clearly not right away though). I also really like his piece, My Hands Are My Heart. I don't know what is about it that attracts me so much. I love how the first part of it is the hands around the clay molding it to be the heart that is shown in the second part.

1 comment:

  1. I like the last picture! It's cool seeing the outline of the shape in his first picture and then the actuality of it in his second.