Gabriel Orozco Mexican

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Orozco’s work fluidly crosses traditional boundaries between photography, sculpture, drawing, video, and installation. Since the 1980s he has used the camera to document his own ephemeral sculptures (a pile of sand on a table, a shoebox in the snow, clay bearing the imprint of his hand) as well as to record the unexpected beauty of found objects or situations such as the half-moon sweep of a dog’s tail on a sandy concrete floor or a curled up potato bug. His photographs are remarkable for the regenerating effects they have on our perception—for the ways in which they enrich our subsequent encounters with reality and open our eyes to what is already there.

Ex-Papaya, Gabriel Orozco (Mexican, born Jalapa Enriquez, 1962), Silver dye bleach print

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