Gabriel Orozco «Circle Mats» 1997.


Gabriel Orozco, Circle Mats, 1997
Circle Mats, 1997

One of Orozco's favourite devices for suggesting connections between objects, situations and phenomena that are widely separated in time and space is the circle: beer mats scattered across an Amsterdam pub table connect with the circular pictograms of the New York subway system, with the company logo on the rotating drum of a concrete mixer or with the big, round shape on the Bagel Buffet awning.

And there are other synchronicities for those who are alert to Orozco's perception. Vapour trails of aircraft high up in the heavens merge with white paint tracks on the earthly asphalt. The ladders of Dutch window cleaners and American maintenance men make the same acute angle with the facades of city buildings.

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One of Four Yoghurt Caps, 1994

Orozco installed four clear yogurt-cup tops on the walls of this otherwise empty gallery.
Courtesy: Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

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Extension of a Reflection, 1992
Courtesy: Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

sources: smba.nl, doffay.com, mariangoodman.com