Gabriel Orozco «Parachute in Iceland East» 1996.

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Gabriel Orozco, Parachute in Iceland East, 1996
Parachute in Iceland East, 1996

«Gabriel Orozco's photograph of a parachute open like a white plastic sunflower on the brown earth of Iceland...» - VICKI GOLDBERG, The New York Times, 2000.

Gabriel Orozco's multimedia works are philosophical investigations of form, medium, and installation. In his own exhibitions, he often employs sculpture, drawing, photography, installation, and video and recycles older work into sometimes new mediums and contexts. The readymade is central to Orozco's process. He frequently manipulates what he discovers by arranging found materials like a deflated soccer ball, cans of cat food, simple planks of wood, and photographing his constructions. Sometimes he transforms the ordinary just by suggesting a form in a seemingly banal image.


Parachute in Iceland East, 1996
Cibachrome print, Edition 1/5, 15 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Purchased with funds contributed by the Photography Committee