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GABRIEL OROZCO (b. 1962)

 
Gabriel Orozco’s body of work is multidimensional, reaching across the media of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and installation. Born in Mexico in 1962, he attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, and then studied at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. A blend of inspirations is evident in his work, from Conceptualism and the readymades of Marcel Duchamp to the artistic traditions of Mexico. Often pairing found objects with unusual arrangements and geometric patterns, Orozco studies the relationship of everyday objects to human beings. 
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<br>Orozco’s series centering on athletics, games, and gambling explore entertainment and leisure activities through images clipped from newspapers, overlayed with neatly arranged circles and semicircles. The art historical lineage of these geometric interventions can be traced to the groundbreaking abstraction of Kazimir Malevich or the playful appropriation of John Baldessari. Orozco’s brightly colored patterns, often dictated by mathematical formula, interrupt a familiar format and challenge the viewer’s expectations – a theme paralleled in many of his interactive installation pieces. 
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<br>Orozco’s work has been included in the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, and in solo exhibitions at the most prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. and many others. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presented a solo exhibition of Orozco’s work in 2000. Three of the six variations of Orozco’s “UK. Athletics II” were featured in that exhibition. Gabriel Orozco’s body of work is multidimensional, reaching across the media of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and installation. Born in Mexico in 1962, he attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, and then studied at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. A blend of inspirations is evident in his work, from Conceptualism and the readymades of Marcel Duchamp to the artistic traditions of Mexico. Often pairing found objects with unusual arrangements and geometric patterns, Orozco studies the relationship of everyday objects to human beings. 
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<br>Orozco’s series centering on athletics, games, and gambling explore entertainment and leisure activities through images clipped from newspapers, overlayed with neatly arranged circles and semicircles. The art historical lineage of these geometric interventions can be traced to the groundbreaking abstraction of Kazimir Malevich or the playful appropriation of John Baldessari. Orozco’s brightly colored patterns, often dictated by mathematical formula, interrupt a familiar format and challenge the viewer’s expectations – a theme paralleled in many of his interactive installation pieces. 
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<br>Orozco’s work has been included in the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, and in solo exhibitions at the most prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. and many others. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presented a solo exhibition of Orozco’s work in 2000. Three of the six variations of Orozco’s “UK. Athletics II” were featured in that exhibition. Gabriel Orozco’s body of work is multidimensional, reaching across the media of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and installation. Born in Mexico in 1962, he attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, and then studied at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. A blend of inspirations is evident in his work, from Conceptualism and the readymades of Marcel Duchamp to the artistic traditions of Mexico. Often pairing found objects with unusual arrangements and geometric patterns, Orozco studies the relationship of everyday objects to human beings. 
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<br>Orozco’s series centering on athletics, games, and gambling explore entertainment and leisure activities through images clipped from newspapers, overlayed with neatly arranged circles and semicircles. The art historical lineage of these geometric interventions can be traced to the groundbreaking abstraction of Kazimir Malevich or the playful appropriation of John Baldessari. Orozco’s brightly colored patterns, often dictated by mathematical formula, interrupt a familiar format and challenge the viewer’s expectations – a theme paralleled in many of his interactive installation pieces. 
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<br>Orozco’s work has been included in the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, and in solo exhibitions at the most prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. and many others. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presented a solo exhibition of Orozco’s work in 2000. Three of the six variations of Orozco’s “UK. Athletics II” were featured in that exhibition. Gabriel Orozco’s body of work is multidimensional, reaching across the media of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and installation. Born in Mexico in 1962, he attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, and then studied at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. A blend of inspirations is evident in his work, from Conceptualism and the readymades of Marcel Duchamp to the artistic traditions of Mexico. Often pairing found objects with unusual arrangements and geometric patterns, Orozco studies the relationship of everyday objects to human beings. 
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<br>Orozco’s series centering on athletics, games, and gambling explore entertainment and leisure activities through images clipped from newspapers, overlayed with neatly arranged circles and semicircles. The art historical lineage of these geometric interventions can be traced to the groundbreaking abstraction of Kazimir Malevich or the playful appropriation of John Baldessari. Orozco’s brightly colored patterns, often dictated by mathematical formula, interrupt a familiar format and challenge the viewer’s expectations – a theme paralleled in many of his interactive installation pieces. 
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<br>Orozco’s work has been included in the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, and in solo exhibitions at the most prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. and many others. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presented a solo exhibition of Orozco’s work in 2000. Three of the six variations of Orozco’s “UK. Athletics II” were featured in that exhibition. Gabriel Orozco’s body of work is multidimensional, reaching across the media of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and installation. Born in Mexico in 1962, he attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, and then studied at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. A blend of inspirations is evident in his work, from Conceptualism and the readymades of Marcel Duchamp to the artistic traditions of Mexico. Often pairing found objects with unusual arrangements and geometric patterns, Orozco studies the relationship of everyday objects to human beings. 
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<br>Orozco’s series centering on athletics, games, and gambling explore entertainment and leisure activities through images clipped from newspapers, overlayed with neatly arranged circles and semicircles. The art historical lineage of these geometric interventions can be traced to the groundbreaking abstraction of Kazimir Malevich or the playful appropriation of John Baldessari. Orozco’s brightly colored patterns, often dictated by mathematical formula, interrupt a familiar format and challenge the viewer’s expectations – a theme paralleled in many of his interactive installation pieces. 
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<br>Orozco’s work has been included in the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, and in solo exhibitions at the most prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. and many others. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presented a solo exhibition of Orozco’s work in 2000. Three of the six variations of Orozco’s “UK. Athletics II” were featured in that exhibition. Gabriel Orozco’s body of work is multidimensional, reaching across the media of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and installation. Born in Mexico in 1962, he attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, and then studied at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. A blend of inspirations is evident in his work, from Conceptualism and the readymades of Marcel Duchamp to the artistic traditions of Mexico. Often pairing found objects with unusual arrangements and geometric patterns, Orozco studies the relationship of everyday objects to human beings. 
<br>
<br>Orozco’s series centering on athletics, games, and gambling explore entertainment and leisure activities through images clipped from newspapers, overlayed with neatly arranged circles and semicircles. The art historical lineage of these geometric interventions can be traced to the groundbreaking abstraction of Kazimir Malevich or the playful appropriation of John Baldessari. Orozco’s brightly colored patterns, often dictated by mathematical formula, interrupt a familiar format and challenge the viewer’s expectations – a theme paralleled in many of his interactive installation pieces. 
<br>
<br>Orozco’s work has been included in the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, and in solo exhibitions at the most prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. and many others. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presented a solo exhibition of Orozco’s work in 2000. Three of the six variations of Orozco’s “UK. Athletics II” were featured in that exhibition. Gabriel Orozco’s body of work is multidimensional, reaching across the media of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and installation. Born in Mexico in 1962, he attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, and then studied at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. A blend of inspirations is evident in his work, from Conceptualism and the readymades of Marcel Duchamp to the artistic traditions of Mexico. Often pairing found objects with unusual arrangements and geometric patterns, Orozco studies the relationship of everyday objects to human beings. 
<br>
<br>Orozco’s series centering on athletics, games, and gambling explore entertainment and leisure activities through images clipped from newspapers, overlayed with neatly arranged circles and semicircles. The art historical lineage of these geometric interventions can be traced to the groundbreaking abstraction of Kazimir Malevich or the playful appropriation of John Baldessari. Orozco’s brightly colored patterns, often dictated by mathematical formula, interrupt a familiar format and challenge the viewer’s expectations – a theme paralleled in many of his interactive installation pieces. 
<br>
<br>Orozco’s work has been included in the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, and in solo exhibitions at the most prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. and many others. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presented a solo exhibition of Orozco’s work in 2000. Three of the six variations of Orozco’s “UK. Athletics II” were featured in that exhibition. Gabriel Orozco’s body of work is multidimensional, reaching across the media of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and installation. Born in Mexico in 1962, he attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, and then studied at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. A blend of inspirations is evident in his work, from Conceptualism and the readymades of Marcel Duchamp to the artistic traditions of Mexico. Often pairing found objects with unusual arrangements and geometric patterns, Orozco studies the relationship of everyday objects to human beings. 
<br>
<br>Orozco’s series centering on athletics, games, and gambling explore entertainment and leisure activities through images clipped from newspapers, overlayed with neatly arranged circles and semicircles. The art historical lineage of these geometric interventions can be traced to the groundbreaking abstraction of Kazimir Malevich or the playful appropriation of John Baldessari. Orozco’s brightly colored patterns, often dictated by mathematical formula, interrupt a familiar format and challenge the viewer’s expectations – a theme paralleled in many of his interactive installation pieces. 
<br>
<br>Orozco’s work has been included in the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, and in solo exhibitions at the most prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. and many others. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presented a solo exhibition of Orozco’s work in 2000. Three of the six variations of Orozco’s “UK. Athletics II” were featured in that exhibition. Gabriel Orozco’s body of work is multidimensional, reaching across the media of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and installation. Born in Mexico in 1962, he attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, and then studied at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. A blend of inspirations is evident in his work, from Conceptualism and the readymades of Marcel Duchamp to the artistic traditions of Mexico. Often pairing found objects with unusual arrangements and geometric patterns, Orozco studies the relationship of everyday objects to human beings. 
<br>
<br>Orozco’s series centering on athletics, games, and gambling explore entertainment and leisure activities through images clipped from newspapers, overlayed with neatly arranged circles and semicircles. The art historical lineage of these geometric interventions can be traced to the groundbreaking abstraction of Kazimir Malevich or the playful appropriation of John Baldessari. Orozco’s brightly colored patterns, often dictated by mathematical formula, interrupt a familiar format and challenge the viewer’s expectations – a theme paralleled in many of his interactive installation pieces. 
<br>
<br>Orozco’s work has been included in the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, and in solo exhibitions at the most prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. and many others. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presented a solo exhibition of Orozco’s work in 2000. Three of the six variations of Orozco’s “UK. Athletics II” were featured in that exhibition. Gabriel Orozco’s body of work is multidimensional, reaching across the media of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and installation. Born in Mexico in 1962, he attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, and then studied at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. A blend of inspirations is evident in his work, from Conceptualism and the readymades of Marcel Duchamp to the artistic traditions of Mexico. Often pairing found objects with unusual arrangements and geometric patterns, Orozco studies the relationship of everyday objects to human beings. 
<br>
<br>Orozco’s series centering on athletics, games, and gambling explore entertainment and leisure activities through images clipped from newspapers, overlayed with neatly arranged circles and semicircles. The art historical lineage of these geometric interventions can be traced to the groundbreaking abstraction of Kazimir Malevich or the playful appropriation of John Baldessari. Orozco’s brightly colored patterns, often dictated by mathematical formula, interrupt a familiar format and challenge the viewer’s expectations – a theme paralleled in many of his interactive installation pieces. 
<br>
<br>Orozco’s work has been included in the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, and in solo exhibitions at the most prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. and many others. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presented a solo exhibition of Orozco’s work in 2000. Three of the six variations of Orozco’s “UK. Athletics II” were featured in that exhibition.
UK. Athletics II200824 x 12 5/8 in.(60.96 x 32.07 cm) tempera and gold leaf on digital print on canvas
Provenance
Kurimansutto Gallery
Private Collection, Mexico.
Gabriel Orozco’s body of work is multidimensional, reaching across the media of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and installation. Born in Mexico in 1962, he attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, and then studied at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. A blend of inspirations is evident in his work, from Conceptualism and the readymades of Marcel Duchamp to the artistic traditions of Mexico. Often pairing found objects with unusual arrangements and geometric patterns, Orozco studies the relationship of everyday objects to human beings.

Orozco’s series centering on athletics, games, and gambling explore entertainment and leisure activities through images clipped from newspapers, overlayed with neatly arranged circles and semicircles. The art historical lineage of these geometric interventions can be traced to the groundbreaking abstraction of Kazimir Malevich or the playful appropriation of John Baldessari. Orozco’s brightly colored patterns, often dictated by mathematical formula, interrupt a familiar format and challenge the viewer’s expectations – a theme paralleled in many of his interactive installation pieces.

Orozco’s work has been included in the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, and in solo exhibitions at the most prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. and many others. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presented a solo exhibition of Orozco’s work in 2000. Three of the six variations of Orozco’s “UK. Athletics II” were featured in that exhibition.
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