Join us online for a new way to experience an artist talk, featuring powerful video and live conversation with artist Gabriel Rico. Combining natural elements with artist-made and mass-produced objects, Rico creates elegant compositions that simultaneously suggest and undermine the rational structure of an equation. Rico’s works propose new ways of understanding civilization and its relationship with the natural world through the juxtaposition of disparate objects, each of which comes with its own constellation of meanings and associations.
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Gabriel Rico Biography
Drawing on his degree in architecture and interests in science and philosophy, Gabriel Rico combines found, collected, and manufactured materials to create sculptures that reflect on the relationship between humans and the natural environment. He frequently uses neon, taxidermy, ceramics, branches, and objects of more personal significance to create installations and wall-mounted sculptures in seemingly absurdist scenarios or equations that nonetheless suggest causes and effects, as well as a need for balance. Often lyrical and humorous, his installations combine natural and unnatural forms that explore concepts of symmetry and asymmetry and highlight cultural and political foibles.
Rico’s work has been featured in a number of important museum exhibitions and international surveys in Mexico, Europe, and the United States, including solo presentations at the Aspen Art Museum and MAZ Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Mexico. His work was also featured in May You Live in Interesting Times, the 58th Venice Biennial in 2019. Several prominent museums, such as the Pérez Art Museum in Miami, the Voorlinden Museum in The Netherlands, and MASIN (Museo de Arte de Sinaloa) in Culiacan, Mexico, have acquired his work. Rico is represented by Perrotin Gallery and lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico