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Gabriel Orozco, the artist and “found objects”

Gabriel Orozcos, Empty Shoe Box

Creative, playful and inventive, Gabriel Orozco creates art in the streets, his apartment or wherever he is inspired. Born in Mexico but working across the globe, Orozco is renowned for his endless experimentation with found objects, which he subtly alters.

His sculptures, often made of everyday things that have interested him, reveal new ways of looking at something familiar. A skull with a geometric pattern carefully drawn onto it, a classic Citroën DS car which the artist sliced into thirds, removing the central part to exaggerate its streamlined design, and a scroll filled with numbers cut out of a phone book are just some of his unique sculptures.

From the Tate Modern Exhibition page

Read about the Empty Shoe Box (1993) exhibit, which is, um, an empty shoe box …

Strange Random Modern Art Quote:

 

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  1. February 13, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Very interesting!

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