Gabriel Orozco «Moon Axle» 2005


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Moon Axle, 2005
Acrylic on linen canvas
Marian Goodman Gallery New York

«The circle for me is a very useful Instrument in terms of movement, in relation to gravity and erosion. It's the tendency of objects when they're in movement and are eroded by friction... I decided to do [the paintings] to see how much they could express geometry but also organicity... I decided to start from the centre of the plane, which I think is not very common. I started from the minimal point of the centre, and then developed the structure towards the frame as the limit.» ~ Gabriel Orozco.

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«The sequence of colors is distributed based on how the chess knight moves, 'jumping' two blocks and one, which I take as a representation of tri-dimensionality in a bi-dimensional field... I believe this system represents the rotation of the body, in its growing or shrinking and in moving and rotating. ... Even though I was curious to explore the possibilities of abstraction, I don't quite think in terms of abstraction in art. I think in terms of fields connected through this structure, making this a geometric field in which, when you look at it, you become aware of something that is obviously very abstract. But it's also something that sounds as if it is, or can be logical in relation to an organism, or in relation to how things grow or happen, in relation to abstract thinking itself, in relation to instruments, in relation to mechanicity, in relation to our body.» ~ Gabriel Orozco in conversation with Benjamin Buchloh, July 2004, Goethe Institute, London. Published in The Experience of Art: 51 st International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, 2005.

[1] Kytes Tree, 2005
Acrylic on linen canvas
Marian Goodman Gallery New York

[2] Roto Spinal, 2005
Acrylic on linen canvas
Marian Goodman Gallery New York

[3] Spiraling pond, 2005
Acrylic on linen canvas
Marian Goodman Gallery New York

source: mariangoodman.com