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Gabriel Orozco | “Obit”

EXCLUSIVE: Gabriel Orozco discusses his installation Obit (2008), on view at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York.

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.

Gabriel Orozco’s “Obit”

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

PHOTO | Gabriel Orozco. Obit, installation view and detail, 2008. Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.