Gabriel Orozco

Serpentine Gallery 1 Jul — 31 Aug 2004 Free

This exhibition of Gabriel Orozco’s artwork brought together new and existing work made between 1992 and the time of the exhibition.

This exhibition was the first presentation of Orozco’s artwork in a London public gallery since 1996, bringing together new and existing work made between 1992 and the time of the exhibition. The show traced and linked many of Orozco’s approaches to making art and, in doing so, revealed the duality at the core of his practice – his interest in structure and systems, as well as in experimentation and chance.

The work in the exhibition, selected in close collaboration with Orozco, demonstrated a visual vocabulary based on geometric patterns and their permutations. It also reflected Orozco’s preoccupation with the relationships between mechanical and human forms, found and made objects, and nature and debris. With a distinctive formal elegance, the exhibition reflected Orozco’s highly intellectual yet poetic and sensual approach to creating work.

As part of the London Underground Poster Project, a collaboration between the Serpentine and London Underground’s Platform for Art programme, Orozco designed a poster that appeared throughout the London Underground during the summer of 2004.

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