Following a meticulous process, Gabriel de la Mora researches, collects, classifies, catalogues, and manipulates remarkably diverse materials.  These materials are familiar, taken from quotidien 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, De la Mora explores finitude and permanence, the passing of time, its bracketing, and the transformation of matter and energy alike.

The formal outcome of this process plays with pre-established notions of drawing, painting, and sculpture. Characterized by their visual potency, the works complicate theoretical and historical art terms (the ready-made, the objet-trouvé, the monochrome, the peinture en plein air). They tackle ironically the abstract and minimalist aesthetic, and inquire on the ever-changing notion of painting as a phenomenon. Can painting originate itself with the passing of time and without any intervention from the artists hand? This apparent negation of painting and other ontological musings formulated by de la Moras body of work are 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 in Mexico City in 1968, where he still lives and works. He earned an MFA from Pratt Institute, NY and a BFA in Architecture from Universidad Anáhuac del Norte, Mexico City. His work has been exhibited at solo and group shows in museums and galleries in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Spain, and the United Kingdom, amongst others. He is represented by Timothy Taylor (London), Sicardi Gallery (Houston), and Proyectos Monclova (Mexico City).

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A New Way of Walking

Jun.27.2018

A New Way of Walking, 7 June – 28 July 2018, London
For the summer season, Timothy Taylor is pleased to announce the group exhibition A New Way of Walking, which brings together an eclectic mix of artists and works all united by an interest in the impact of the surrounding environment on the individual. In the 1950’s, the theorist Guy Debord defined the term psychogeography to represent enquiries into the impact of geographical location upon the emotions and behaviour of conscious beings.
There is an element of chance, discovery and adventure involved in Debord’s structure for psychogeography – the notion that even the most familiar of places still withhold surprises, the uncovering of which offers a greater understanding of personal ontologies.
Exhibited artists include:
Vija Celmins, George Condo, Jean Dubuffet, Philip Guston, Gabriel de la Mora, Volker Huller, Eddie Martinez, Kazuo Shiraga.

Simposio México: Pintura Reactiva

Jun.07.2018

SIMPOSIO MÉXICO: PINTURA REACTIVA
14 jun, 19 jul, 16 ago y 6 sep

El simposio México: Pintura reactiva busca abordar la relación entre la pintura contemporánea y el arte postconceptual para replantear la idea de la pintura y de lo pictórico. El programa está estructurado en cuatro sesiones direccionadas en temas específicos que propiciarán el diálogo y la reflexión sobre las prácticas de la pintura contemporánea.
PROGRAMA Sesión 1 Fracturas de la identidad
Diálogo sobre las temáticas nacionalistas abordadas por la generación de los años ochenta y criticadas durante los años noventa. Crítica que promovió y abrió camino a una escena artística internacional.
Invitados: Gabriel de la Mora, Marco Arce, Omar Rodríguez-Graham y Rafael UriegasModera: Josefa Ortega
Sede: Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado ¨La Esmeralda¨Jueves 14 de junio, 11 hrs.

Sesión 2 Nuevas representaciones
Reflexión acerca de las nuevas representaciones pictóricas y el uso de un lenguaje más cercano a procesos postconceptuales e iconografías críticas.
Invitados: Berta Kolteniuk, Elsa-Louise Manceaux, Alexis Mata ¨Ciler¨ y Luis HampshireModera: Erik del Castillo
Sede: Galería Metropolitana (UAM) (Por Confirmar)Jueves 19 de julio, 11 hrs.

Sesión 3 Pintura y política
Charla que se centrará en repensar la pintura señalando los contrapuntos entre las temáticas representadas y el medio ligado a los contextos históricos, políticos y sociales.
Invitados: Álvaro Verduzco, Néstor Jiménez y Chelsea CulpritModera: Octavio Avendaño
Sede: Facultad de Artes y Diseño UNAMJueves 16 de agosto, 11 hrs.

Sesión 4Pintura reactiva
Discusión que busca profundizar en la escena actual de la pintura contemporánea y su proyección en un mercado latinoamericano e internacional.
Invitados: Karen Huber, Polina Stroganova y Gustavo ArronizModera: Carlos Palacios
Sede: Museo de Arte Carrillo GilJueves 6 de septiembre, 11 hrs

http://www.museodeartecarrillogil.com/educacion/programa-educativo/simposio-mexico-pintura-reactiva

El cuarto de los ojos sucios / Gabriel de la Mora & Ana Bidart @ El cordón umbilical retiniano / Cur. Willy Kautz @ Espacio de Arte Contemporaneo – ESPAC / 14.06.2018

El cuarto de los ojos sucios / Gabriel de la Mora & Ana Bidart @ El cordón umbilical retiniano / Cur. Willy Kautz @ Espacio de Arte Contemporaneo – ESPAC / 14.06.2018

Reunámonos alrededor de una pintura como alrededor del fuego. Un cuarto, una pieza, un autor ¿Qué evoca el calor de su existencia en la imaginación? Hablemos de eso, de lo que existe y de lo que funda: la idea detrás de la idea es la materia, la materia detrás de la materia es la idea. Hablemos del pensamiento habitando la obra habitando el mundo.

¿Qué sucede cuando prácticas artísticas heterogéneas se hospedan en una exposición entramada en una reflexión sobre pintura? ¿Cómo entablar conversaciones entre obras que a la vez que exceden el medio, fincan sus parecidos de familia en la gramática de su historia?

Proponemos conversar sobre la pintura contemporánea como un sistema metaestable, es decir, injerto de sistemas que a la vez que lo reavivan, lo impurifican. Estemos ahí.

El medio crepita, la pintura permanece.

El cuarto de los ojos sucios es una actividad organizada por Sandra Sánchez y Eric Valencia.

ESPAC

Goethe 130, Anzures, 11590 Ciudad de México
http://www.espac.org.mx/es/exposiciones.php
http://gabrieldelamora.com/

LISTE – Basilea / Basel – Booth 0/10/7/ – Gabriel de la Mora & Ištvan Išt Huzjan – 11.06.2018 – 17.06.2018

LISTE – Basilea / Basel – Booth 0/10/7/ – Gabriel de la Mora & Ištvan Išt Huzjan – 11.06.2018 – 17.06.2018

Proyectos Monclova @ Art Brussels / Brussels / Booth: C22 / Gabriel de la Mora, Ištvan Išt Huzjan / Adrien Missika / Raúl Ortega Ayala / Chantal Peñalosa / Michael Sailstorfer / Tercerunquinto / 19.04.2018 – 22.04.2018.

Apr.17.2018

Walden presenta Gabriel de la Mora, Ulises Carrión, Bernardo Krasniansky @ PARC – Lima / PERÚ / MAC Lima / Booth 32 / 19 al 23 Abril, 2018

Sicardi Ayers Bacino @ Dallas Art Fair | booth A3 Fashion Industry Gallery | 1807 Ross Avenue | Dallas, TX, 13 -15 April, 2018.

Apr.09.2018

Sicardi Ayers Bacino at the Dallas Art Fair, Booth A3 presents a selection of work by gallery artists: Gustavo Díaz, Mariano Dal Verme, Magdalena Fernández, Thomas Glassford, Gabriel de la Mora, Liliana Porter, Melanie Smith, and John Sparagana.

DALLAS ART FAIR | BOOTH A3

FASHION INDUSTRY GALLERY | 1807 ROSS AVENUE | DALLAS, TX
FRIDAY, APRIL 13 – SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018

ZONA MACO. Main section. / Mexico City / Mexico

Feb.08.2018

ZONA MACO. Main section. / Mexico City / Mexico
07.02.2018-11.02.2018
Booth D209

Gabriel de la Mora, Helen Escobedo, Julius Heinemann, Josephine Meckseper, Adrien Missika, Robert C. Morgan, Edgar Orlaineta, Chantal Peñalosa, Michael Sailstorfer, Tercerunquinto, Eduardo Terrazas, Anna Virnich

Out of Frame: Gabriel de la Mora / Fabiola Iza / January 27th 2018 @ Proyectos Monclova

Jan.17.2018

PROYECTOSMONCLOVA is pleased to announce the release of Fuera de cuadro / Out of Frame, a bilingual digital monograph by renowned Mexican artist Gabriel de la Mora.

With the presence of:
Gabriel de la Mora
Fabiola Iza
Ekaterina Álvarez Romero
La Tempestad.

The publication covers a period of 10 years of the artist’s work; De la Mora and author Fabiola Iza offer digital download in both English and Spanish.

Fuera de cuadro / Out of Frame will be available for download in February 2018.

Proyectos Monclova
Colima 55, Colonia Roma Norte, 06700 Mexico City
Saturday, January 27th, 2018 – 12:00 a 14:00 hrs.

http://gabrieldelamora.com
http://proyectosmonclova.com/

Proyectos Monclova @ ART FOR MEXICO : EL ARTE DE AYUDAR A MÉXICO

Nov.29.2017

An auction of contemporary art to raise funds for Fundación Origen to provide critical support to the communities affected by the earthquakes of September 2017.

Una subasta de arte contemporáneo para recabar fondos para Fundación Origen en apoyo de las comunidades afectadas por los sismos de septiembre de 2017.

Following a meticulous process, Gabriel de la Mora researches, collects, classifies, catalogues, and manipulates remarkably diverse materials.  These materials are familiar, taken from quotidien 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, De la Mora explores finitude and permanence, the passing of time, its bracketing, and the transformation of matter and energy alike.

The formal outcome of this process plays with pre-established notions of drawing, painting, and sculpture. Characterized by their visual potency, the works complicate theoretical and historical art terms (the ready-made, the objet-trouvé, the monochrome, the peinture en plein air). They tackle ironically the abstract and minimalist aesthetic, and inquire on the ever-changing notion of painting as a phenomenon. Can painting originate itself with the passing of time and without any intervention from the artists hand? This apparent negation of painting and other ontological musings formulated by de la Moras body of work are 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 in Mexico City in 1968, where he still lives and works. He earned an MFA from Pratt Institute, NY and a BFA in Architecture from Universidad Anáhuac del Norte, Mexico City. His work has been exhibited at solo and group shows in museums and galleries in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Spain, and the United Kingdom, amongst others. He is represented by Timothy Taylor (London), Sicardi Gallery (Houston), and Proyectos Monclova (Mexico City).

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