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Gabriel Kuri | the artist






The artist Gabriel Kuri
Born 1970, Mexico City, Mexico.
Lives and works in , Mexico City, Mexico and Brussels, Belgium.

Style and technique of the artist: Berlin Biennial, Installation art, Collage, Sculpture Objects, Venice Biennale,


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Gabriel Kuri is renowned for sculptures and collages made from the remains of everyday purchases and found objects. Kuri reconfigures meaning from tickets and receipts, retail supplies and slabs of marble, stones and other incongruous materials...

Works

Gabriel Kuri poetically calls into question the manner by which we, as a culture, so automatically define that which we are presented with everyday. Kuri uses commonplace materials for their physical properties as well as their semantic implications. In one work, a utilitarian object combined with an icon for celebrating commerce creates a critical spoof on capitalistic culture. Another piece includes a working industrial refrigerator...

Using familiar materials such as receipts, newspaper, band soaps, and plastic bags, Gabriel Kuri focuses our attention on contemporary consumer culture and the circulation of money, information, and energy in both our global economy and in our day-to-day activities. Kuri has been described as a playful accountant who uses personal experience as a point of departure to explore the ways we quantify and chart the most basic events and transactions in our lives...