Following meticulous and self-created methodologies, Gabriel de la Mora researches, collects, classifies, catalogs, and manipulates remarkably diverse materials. These materials are familiar, sourced from quotidian objects—his ongoing series The weight of thought, for example, repurposes leather and rubber shoe soles. de la Mora’s materials of choice are those often considered waste or residue: collected artifacts and antiques, obsolete mechanical and utilitarian objects, parts, corporeal matter, architectural scrap. Through these, the artist explores finitude and permanence, the passing of time, it’s bracketing, and the transformation of matter and energy alike. The formal outcome of these processes plays with pre-established notions of drawing, painting, and sculpture. Characterized by their visual potency, the resulting bodies of work complicate theoretical and historical art terms (the ready-made, the objet-trouvé, the monochrome, the peinture en plein air, among others). As such, they establish an ironic spin on the abstract and minimalist aesthetics and inquire about the ever-changing notion of painting as a phenomenon. Can painting originate itself with the passing of time and without any intervention from the artist’s hand? This apparent negation of painting and other ontological musings formulated by de la Mora’s oeuvre is extended to artistic practice at large: When is an artwork born and when does it reach its conclusion? What is the role of the artist within the creative act? Coupled with equally methodical and strict processes, Gabriel de la Mora has constituted a practice in which the role of the artist is not to create nor to destroy, but to transform.

Gabriel de la Mora was born on September 23, 1968 in Mexico City, where he lives and works. He earned an MFA in Painting (2001-03) from Pratt Institute, NY and a BFA in Architecture (1987-91) from Universidad Anáhuac del Norte, Mexico City. He has been a Fulbright García-Robles grant recipient, a grantee from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, and a member of the National System of Creators-FONCA (2013-15), Mexico.

His work is part of public and private collections in Mexico and abroad, among them: Fundación/Colección JUMEX, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo-MUAC, and Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico; Museum of Contemporary Art-MOCA, Los Angeles, CA; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; El Museo del Barrio, NYC, NY; Albright-Knox, Buffalo, NY; Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL; Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela; Colección Banco de la República and Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Bogotá; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano-MALBA, Buenos Aires.

He is represented by  PROYECTOSMONCLOVA  (Mexico City),PERROTIN (Paris, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong), Timothy Taylor (London), Sicardi Ayers Bacino (Houston) and  Simões de Assis (Curitiba, Brazil)

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Gabriel de la Mora @ 30 AÑOS EN EL MUNDO DEL ARTE UNA REVISIÓN DE LA BIENAL FEMSA

Feb.23.2024

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GABRIEL DE LA MORA: ÉLAN VITAL @ PERROTIN ,PARIS / MARCH 9, 2024 – APRIL 6

Feb.19.2024

UPCOMING EXHIBITION
GABRIEL DE LA MORA: ÉLAN VITAL /SOLO SHOW / PERROTIN, PARIS
MARCH 9, 2024 – APRIL 6, 2024

GABRIEL DE LA MORA @ BOOTH A101  PROYECTOS MONCLOVA ZONA MACO 2024/ FEBRUARY 07-11 2024

Gabriel de la Mora @ Booth A101 PROYECTOS MONCLOVA ZONA MACO 2024
7 – 11 Febrero
Centro Citibanamex
Av. del Conscripto 311, Lomas de Sotelo, Hipódromo de las Américas, Miguel Hidalgo, 11200 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Gabriel de la Mora, Manuel Felguérez, James Benjamin Franklin, Fernando García Ponce, Georgina Gratrix, Néstor Jiménez, Noé Martínez, Josué Mejía, Yoshua Okón, Edgar Orlaineta, Hilda Palafox, Chantal Peñalosa, María Sosa, Tercerunquinto, Eduardo Terrazas, Alejandra Venegas, Germán Venegas, Fernando Zarur.

GABRIEL DE LA MORA @ BOOTH B113  SIMOES DE ASSIS  ZONA MACO 2024/ FEBRUARY 07-11 2024

Centro Citibanamex
Av. del Conscripto 311, Lomas de Sotelo
Hipódromo de las Américas, Miguel Hidalgo
Ciudad de México

GABRIEL DE LA MORA @ BOOTH B25 PERROTIN /ART GENEVE / JANUARY 25-28 2024

Jan.24.2024

Gabriel de la Mora @ PERROTIN Booth B25
Art Geneve
January 25-28, 2024
Palexpo
Route francois – Peyrot 30
Geneva, 1218 Le Grand – Saconnex

https://www.perrotin.com/

 

GABRIEL DE LA MORA @ MERIDIANS BOOTH M08 PROYECTOS MONCLOVA /ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH / DECEMBER 8 – 10 2023

Dec.05.2023

Meridians
Gabriel de la Mora
Booth M08 PROYECTOS MONCLOVA
08.12.2023 > 10.12.2023
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

IMAGEN/IMAGE:
Gabriel de la Mora 86,054 Ob. / 89,911 An. from the series Ígnea, 2021 Signed, titled and dated backwards Diptych of 86,054 hand carved obsidian fragments and 89,911 hand carved andesite fragments on wood
Overall dimensions: 79.25 x 178.19 x 1.77 in 201.3 x 452.6 x 4.5 cm

GABRIEL DE LA MORA @ BOOTH A3 PERROTIN /ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH / DECEMBER 6 – 10 2023

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
DECEMBER 6  10
MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER
BOOTH A3

IMAGE:
Gabriel de la Mora 820 I Pa.Ga./ Mo.Di., 2023
Morpho didius / Papilio gambrisius butterfly wings fragments on museum cardboard
Image Dimensions: 11.81 x 11.81 x .79 inches
Framed Dimensions:13.78 x 13.78 x 2.36 inches

 The butterfly wings used in this new Lepidoptera series come from butterflies raised in butterfly farms in Peru, Indonesia and Madagascar, dying naturally when released, they are collected by local communities.

https://www.perrotin.com/

www.gabrieldelamora.com

GABRIEL DE LA MORA @ BOOTH A31 Simões de Assis / ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH / DECEMBER 6 – 10 2023

Simões de Assis 
Art Basel Miami Beach
Booth A31
06 -10 december, 2023
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

www.simoesdeassis.com

@simoesdeassis

 

GABRIEL DE LA MORA @ BOOTH B18 PROYECTOS MONCLOVA / ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH / DECEMBER 6 – 10 2023

Nov.29.2023

Art Basel Miami
Georgina Gratrix, Hilda Palafox, Alejandra Venegas, Gabriel de la Mora, Eduardo Terrazas, Tercerunquinto, Germán Venegas

Booth B18 
PRIVATE DAYS 06.11.2023 – 07.11.2023
PUBLIC OPENING DAYS  08.11.2023 – 10.11.2023

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

GABRIEL DE LA MORA @ BOOTH C03 TIMOTHY TAYLOR / ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH / DECEMBER 6 – 10 2023

GABRIEL DE LA MORA @ BOOTH C03  TIMOTHY TAYLOR /  ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH  / DECEMBER 6 – 10 2023
Miami Beach Convention Center, 6 — 10 December 2023

Timothy Taylor is pleased to return to Art Basel Miami Beach 2023 with a booth focused on paintings by gallery artists as well as a curated selection of both modern and contemporary works. The presentation includes Daniel Crews-Chubb, Gabriel de la Mora, Jean Dubuffet, Jorge Eielson, Jonathan Lasker, Chris Martin, Josephine Meckseper, Richard Patterson, Hilary Pecis, Hayal Pozanti, Sean Scully, and Paul Anthony Smith, as well as work by newly represented artists Alicia Adamerovich, Michel Pérez Pollo, and Sean Landers.

 

https://www.timothytaylor.com/

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