kurimanzutto presents works by Gabriel Orozco anchored in the artist’s experimentations with planar boundaries, material interactions, and color, the series continue his ongoing analysis of the circle within nature. Orozco began the works “Folding Stamps” and “Folding Flags”, defining the outward spiraling of linear creases in paper, as expansions within an exploration of geometry. Orozco accents these paper creases with gouache, which he then presses between folds, transferring pigments from one side to another. Through the layering and erosion of transparent and opaque materials, Orozco plays with assemblage, texture, line, and depth, creating richly tactile works that are imbued with a sculptural quality.
The artist is committed to a "dual commitment to symmetry and concentricity," as Briony Fer reminds us. The series are extended meditations from Orozco that represents the first of a two part show of Orozco’s work at kurimanzutto.