Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Gabriel Orozco

I took a trip to the Tate Modern on sunday with a very good friend of mine to go and see the Gabriel Orzoco exhibition and what an extraordinary show it is. I was completely overwhelmed by the works and found the exhibition beautiful and playfully curated. As you walk through the gallery space, you are met with an unusually unformalist format, where you are actively encouraged to go very close to the objects and in fact many pieces don't have any restrictive cording around them. This in itself was very welcoming and really helped to emphasise the audience participation and interaction with the works.

The works pictured above are some of the pieces that I found very inspirational and touching. To be completely honest the entire show was excellent and I could post every piece up, but you need to see them in their true environment first. The two images above, from left to right are "Jump over, Atomic series 1996", "Solar Graphite, 2006" and the two bottom images are from the series "Polvo Impresso 2002." The bottom two are stunning etchings made from an impression of the lint built up from washing machines in New York, so you see tiny fragments of skin, hair and other traces of human life, they are so beautiful.

If you haven't yet seen the show, this one is a must it is on until 25th April 2010 and read here for more information about the show: http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/gabrielorozco/

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