Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Gabriel Orozco at the MoMA

His obsessions are outrageous with joy. His fluency is outlined by rigor. He does not see differently from most of us so much as sees longer. The delight in making, in drawing, photographs, paintings, sculpture and installations. His by-now classic works are there: La DS (1993), a Citroen automobile seamlessly streamlined to a single-seater; and Black Kites (1997), a human skull covered with graphite. The works that moved me most were the simplest. A lump of clay pressed by the sculptor's hands into something resembling the heart. A lump of plasticine, the weight of the sculptor's body, rolled all over a city, now looking filthy, scored and mortal.

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