Gabriel Orozco

19 Jan 2010 – 10 Apr 2011

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Tate Modern

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus: 45, 63, 100, 344, 381, RV1
  • Tube: Southwark/Blackfriars
  • Train: London Bridge

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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, much of Orozco's art is sculpture made using found objects, which he reinvents and combines in unusual ways to produce striking effects. His ability to transform everyday things that happen to interest him results in art that is both visually and conceptually intriguing. A skull with a geometric pattern carefully drawn onto it, a car sliced lengthways to remove the middle section, and a scroll filled with numbers cut out of a phone book are just some of his unique sculptures. Orozco's photos are also on display: water collecting in a punctured football, tins of cat food arranged on top of watermelons in a supermarket, or condensed breath disappearing from the surface of a piano show Orozco's eye for simple but surprising and powerful images. His art also shows his love of game-playing, for example a billiard table with no pockets and a pendulum-like hanging ball, or Knights Running Endlessly, an extended chess board filled with an army of knights. This kind of unexpected twist makes Orozco's work interesting to both contemporary art lovers and also anyone who wants an unusual and captivating art experience.


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