Gabriel Orozco

Pinched VI

About this artwork

Orozco’s ‘Pinched Stars’ were made by pinching together a small piece of wax between his thumb and forefinger. The resulting abstract shapes were scaled up by professional ceramicists and in turn cast in highly reflective aluminium. There is a perverse dislocation between the original gestural shape and the final semi-industrial process of production. Orozco is interested in the “the idea of enlargement of a gesture, the idea of blowing up production”. The twisted and contorted sculptures have a graceful, elegance to them alongside a strangeness that is both natural and fantastic.

  • title:
    Pinched VI
  • accession number:
    GMA 5147
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  • materials:
    Cast aluminium
  • date created:
    1997
  • measurements:
    39.00 x 49.00 x 27.00 cm
  • credit line:
    Presented by the artist and Anthony d'Offay through the Art Fund 2011
  • copyright:
    © Gabriel Orozco
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Gabriel Orozco

Gabriel Orozco