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Gabriel Orozco in "Loss & Desire"

“I don’t have a studio, so I don’t have a specific place of production,” remarks Gabriel Orozco. “What happens when you don’t have a studio is that you have to be confronted with reality all the time.”

The segment follows Orozco as he creates situations with objects on the street and photographs them. Orozco’s interest in logic, systems, and physics is revealed in his series of games and in the dramatic La D.S.—a Citroën car split down the center and reassembled to elongate its shape.

“I tried to use the tools that everyone can use,” explains Orozco, commenting on his use of everyday objects and his recent series of handmade clay shapes and pots.

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Gabriel Orozco

Gabriel Orozco uses the urban landscape and the everyday objects found within it to twist conventional notions of reality and engage the imagination of the viewer. Orozco’s interest in complex geometry and mapping find expression in works like the patterned human skull of Black Kites, and the curvilinear logic of Oval Billiard Table. He considers philosophical problems, such as the concept of infinity, and evokes them in humble moments. Matching his passion for political engagement with the poetry of chance encounters, Orozco’s photographs, sculptures, and installations propose a distinctive model for the ways in which artists can affect the world with their work.

“I don’t have a studio, so I don’t have a specific place of production.
What happens when you don’t have a studio is that you have to be confronted with reality all the time.”

Gabriel Orozco

Gabriel Orozco discusses his artworks that play on various types of games, and how those works relate to underlying theoretical concepts.

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