Gabriel Rico lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico. He studied architecture, earning his BA from ITESO in 2004. A self proclaimed 'ontologist with a heuristic methodology,' Rico's work is developed in zone in which one object crisscrosses with another in the inter-objective configuration space. By pairing natural and unnatural objects, Rico creates sculptures and installations that invite viewers to reflect on the juxtaposition of the very elements that compose them. His work aims to deconstruct and re-contextualise the formulation of the art object to create pieces that fragment the composition of the contemporary human and evidence the geometric imperfection in nature.Read More
Rico's use of neon, taxidermy, tennis balls, ceramics, stones, branches and more personal pieces of his past are nods to both post-surrealism and arte povera movements. Through his combination of found, collected, and manufactured materials, Rico explores subjects ranging from the forms of invisible sound spectrums to our production and consumption of food.
Gabriel Rico's work is in the permanent collection of Arizona Art Museum (ASU), USA; Museo Jumex, Mexico; FMC (Frans Masereel Centrum), Belgium; Korean Ceramic Foundation (KOCEF), South Korea; MASIN (Museo de Arte de Sinaloa), Mexico; The Nasher Sculpture Center, USA; Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), USA; Taguchi Art Collection, Japan; Voorlinden Museum, Netherlands; Philara Collection, Germany; amongst others.
Text courtesy OMR.
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