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), Timothy Taylor (London), Sicardi Ayers Bacino (Houston) and PERROTIN (Paris, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong).

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Gabriel de la Mora @ I Feel The Way You Feel / Perrotin Shanghai

Mar.23.2023

I FEEL THE WAY YOU FEEL

IVÁN ARGOTE, DANIEL ARSHAM, GABRIEL DE LA MORA, LIONEL ESTÈVE, ZACH HARRIS, BARRY MCGEE, JEAN-MICHEL OTHONIEL, PAOLA PIVI, CHRISTIANE POOLEY, YU-XIN SU, CLAIRE TABOURET, PIETER VERMEERSCH, BI RONGRONG, CHEN KE, CHEN TIANZHUO, JIN NINGNING, LIN KE, NA BUQI, WEI JIA, YANG GUANGNAN, ZHANG MIAO

Perrotin Shanghai is pleased to present the group exhibition I Feel The Way You Feel, which tries to showcase works and practices in the current media environment, and deliberately chose works in “obsolete” traditional mediums as the subject, which is customarily left out by new media thinking.

 

 

 

IMAGE/ IMAGEN:

1)

Gabriel de la Mora
955 I, 2018
955 pelos humanos (T.S.) sobre papel / 955 human hair  (T.S.) on paper
Framed Dimensions: 60 x 60 x 4 cm /23.62 x 23.62 x 1.57 inches
Image Dimensions: 34 x 34 cm / 13.38 x 13.38 inches

2)

Gabriel de la Mora
Problema 13, 2015
Pelo humano sobre papel / Human Hair on paper
Framed Dimensions: 50.6 x 44 x 4.5 cm /9.92 x 17.32 x 1.77 inches
Image Dimensions: 33.9 x 27.6 cm/ 13.34 x 10.86 inches

https://leaflet.perrotin.com/view/420/i-feel-the-way-you-feel

 

Gabriel de la Mora @ Booth 3C08 PROYECTOS MONCLOVA / Art Basel Hong Kong / 21.03.2023 – 25.03.2023

Mar.14.2023

Gabriel de la Mora @ Art Basel Hong Kong – Booth 3C08 PROYECTOS MONCLOVA
21.03.2023 – 25.03.2023

Helen Escobedo, Eduardo Terrazas, Edgar Orlaineta, Gabriel de la Mora, Ángela Gurría

21.03.2023 – 25.03.2023
Booth 3C08
Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Harbour Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong, China

Gabriel de la Mora @ Museo Tamayo Simposio de Arte y Destruccion / 15.03.2023

Mar.06.2023

Gabriel de la Mora : Horizonte Móvel / Horizonte Móvil @ Simões de Assis

PHOTO-2023-03-02-17-48-09 4

Gabriel de la Mora @ Booth 7Co2 Timothy Taylor

Feb.22.2023

Gabriel de la Mora @ Booth 7Co2 Timothy Taylor
ARCO Madrid
IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, Av. Partenón 5, 28042, Madrid, Spain
22-26 February, 2023.


Eddie Martinez, Antoni Tàpies, Chris Martin, Hayal Pozanti, Armen Eloyan, Eduardo Terrazas & Gabriel de la Mora.

 

Image:
Gabriel de la Mora, PAI / 1152 – II f, 2015, Placas de aluminio de Offset desechadas sobre madera / Discarded aluminium plate from offset printing press, mounted on Wood, 90 x 60 x 4 cm / 35.43 x 23.62 x 1.57 inches.

Gabriel de la Mora @ FRIEZE LOS ANGELES Booth E06 PERROTIN / February 16 – 19, 2023

Feb.15.2023

Gabriel de la Mora @ FRIEZE LOS ANGELES
Booth E06 PERROTIN
February 16 – 19, 2023
Santa Mónica Airport
Aya Takano, Josh Sperling, Daniel Arsham, Jean Michel Otoniel, Jean Philippe Delhomme, Joan Creten, Bernard Frize, Gabriel de la Mora, MSCHF, Takashi Murakami, Paola Pivi.

Perrotin is pleased to participate in this year’s iteration of Frieze Los Angeles with a dual solo booth of artworks by Aya Takano and Josh Sperling, alongside nested presentations by Daniel Arsham and Jean-Michel Othoniel.

Perrotin’s booth will highlight a new series of paintings and drawings by Aya Takano, whose delicate portrayals of girlhood in Japan explore the intricacies of human desire. Drawing upon influences ranging from manga to traditional printmaking to science fiction, Takano weaves human and animal forms into dreamlike worlds unencumbered by societal constraints, marrying her interest in science and deep respect for nature.

Additionally, Josh Sperling will debut artworks from his signature Composite series, which consists of individually shaped canvases that are collaged into boldly-colored compositions. Sperling marries visual language of the Minimalist art movement with aesthetics of ’90s advertising and the Memphis design movement. Concurrently, the artist opened his first-ever institutional exhibition at the SCAD Museum of Art, on view through June 5.

Perrotin’s booth will showcase work by artists with exhibitions around Los Angeles — Daniel Arsham and Jean-Philippe Delhomme. Finally, the gallery will present a salon-style hanging of work by several artists in our roster, including Johan CretenBernard Frize, Gabriel de la Mora, MSCHF, Takashi Murakami, and Paola Pivi.

www.perrotin.com

www.gabrieldelamora.com

www.frieze.com

Gabriel de la Mora @ Proyectos Monclova Booth A113 / ZONAMACO 2023 08.02.2023 – 12.02.2023

Feb.07.2023


ZONAMACO 2023
Alejandra Venegas, Ángela Gurría, Chantal Peñalosa, Edgar Orlaineta, Eduardo Terrazas, Fernando García Ponce, Gabriel de la Mora, Helen Escobedo, Hilda Palafox, Manuel Felguérez, Martín Soto Climent, Néstor Jiménez, Tercerunquinto, Yoshua Okón.

Booth A113
08.02.2023 – 12.02.2023

Centro Citibanamex
Av. del Conscripto 311, Lomas de Sotelo, Hipódromo de las Américas, Miguel Hidalgo, 11200 Ciudad de México, CDMX

 

 

Proyectos Monclova participates at ZONAMACO 2023 with a special collaboration with the Simões de Assis gallery that has spaces in both São Paulo and Curitiba, Brazil. Both galleries present a  galerías offer a presentation of contemporary and modern art with a selection of Argentine, Brazilian, Mexican, and Venezuelan artists who work with abstraction and geometry. Proyectos Monclova’s contribution to the presentation will include works by Alejandra Venegas, Ángela Gurría, Chantal Peñalosa, Edgar Orlaineta, Eduardo Terrazas, Fernando García Ponce, Gabriel de la Mora, Helen Escobedo, Hilda Palafox, Manuel Felguérez, Martín Soto Climent, Néstor Jiménez, Tercerunquinto, and Yoshua Okon. Alongside this selection, Simões de Assis will show works by Abraham Palatnik, Alfredo Volpi, Antonio Asis, Juan Parada, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Emanoel Araujo, Gonçalo Ivo, Jesús Rafael Soto, Mano Penalva, Miguel Bakun, and Sérgio Camargo. The result of this work establishes dialogues from different languages, points of reference, and aesthetic expressions.

https://zsonamaco.com/es/february/arte-contemporaneo/2023/galleries
www.proyectosmonclova.com

Gabriel de la Mora @ SALON PERROTIN MATIGNON

Jan.16.2023

Gabriel de la Mora @ SALON PERROTIN MATIGNON

Xavier Veilhan, Johan Creten, Hans Hartung, Thilo Heinzmann, Sophie Calle, Jean-Marie Appriou, Laurent Grasso, Gregor Hildebrant, Mathilde Denize, Klara Kristalova, Pieter Vermeersch, Lee Bae, Jean-Pjilippe Delhomme, Gabriel de la Mora, Takashi Murakami, and Tavares Strachan.

01.10 – 03.11.2023
Paris
2 Bis Avenue Matignon 75008 Paris

 

https://www.perrotin.com/exhibitions/salon-perrotin-matignon/10785

Gabriel de la Mora @ Proyectos Monclova Booth G28 / Art Basel Miami Beach

Nov.24.2022

Gabriel de la Mora @Proyectos Monclova Booth G28 Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center
December 1 – 3, 2022

James Benjamin Franklin, Eduardo Terrazas, Edgar Orlaineta, Michael Sailstorfer, Gabriel de la Mora, Ángela Guirría, Helen Escobedo, Manuel Felguérez, Alexander Calder.

https://www.proyectosmonclova.com/

www.gabrieldelamora.com

* 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.

Gabriel de la Mora @ Perrotin Booth: J3 / Art Basel Miami Beach

Nov.23.2022

Gabriel de la Mora @ Perrotin
Art Basel Miami Beach
Booth J3
December 1 — 3, 2022
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Perrotin is pleased to participate in this year’s iteration of Art Basel Miami Beach with an interactive project by art collective MSCHF, a nested solo presentation by Japanese artists belonging to Kaikai Kiki studio, and the debut of work by new artists to the gallery: Henry Gunderson, Nikki Maloof, Sophia Narrett, and Kathia St. Hilaire.

Brooklyn-based art collective MSCHF will make their debut at Art Basel with an immersive sculpture on Perrotin’s booth, concurrent to their exhibition at Perrotin New York on view through December 23, No More Tears, I’m Lovin’ It.

Central to the booth, Perrotin will present new artwork by Japanese artists belonging to Kaikai Kiki. Emi Kuraya, MADSAKI, and ob will debut new paintings, Otani Workshop will present a series of bronze sculptures and paintings, and Takashi Murakami will debut works from his Murakami.Flowers series. Concurrently, Otani Workshop recently opened Hand, Eye, and Soul at Perrotin Seoul and Takashi Murakami will inaugurate Perrotin Dubai with a solo exhibition, on view from November 25, 2022 through January 28, 2023.
Henry Gunderson will unveil a large-scale painting from his “House” series, marking Perrotin’s first collaboration with the artist, ahead of a solo exhibition of his work at Perrotin New York this Spring. Gunderson uses an acrylic layering technique in his oversized, hyperrealistic paintings that explore the human psyche through post-industrial American Pop Art landscapes.

Additionally, we will present a nested solo corner of still life artworks by Nikki Maloof, Sophia Narrett, and Danielle Orchard, who will have their debut exhibitions at Perrotin New York in Spring 2023. Kathia St. Hilaire will also present a new work on the booth, concurrent to her first-ever institutional exhibition, titled Immaterial Being, at NSU Fort Lauderdale.

Finally, Bernard Frize will present a new series of paintings, concurrent to his exhibition at Perrotin Paris (2 bis Avenue Matignon), Comment Puis-Je Te Dire…, on view through December 17.

Perrotin’s booth will include a curated selection of works by Jean-Marie Appriou, Iván Argote, Hernan Bas, Genesis Belanger, Anna-Eva Bergman, Stan Burnside, Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Nick Doyle, Charles Hascoët, Thilo Heinzmann, John Henderson, Leslie Hewitt, Gregor Hildebrandt, Kara Joslyn, Izumi Kato, Bharti Kher, Klara Kristalova, Trevon Latin, Lee Bae, Gabriel de la Mora, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Paola Pivi, Gabriel Rico, Jesús Rafael Soto, Josh Sperling, Tavares Strachan, and Xiyao Wang.

Gabriel de la Mora: Out of frame

Fabiola Iza

OUT OF FRAME

TEXTS

FABIOLA IZA

CECILIA FAJARDO HILL

EDITOR

FABIOLA IZA

IMAGE MANAGEMENT

ALFREDO GALLEGOS

EDITORIAL DESIGN

ESTEBAN GÉRMAN

COPYEDITING

ROBIN MYERS

GABRIEL DE LA MORA STUDIO

JORGE HERNÁNDEZ, MIGUEL HERNÁNDEZ, SANDRA MARTÍNEZ, GLADYS MAURICIO, KARINA MAURICIO Y ARTURO SOTO

Out of Frame is a monographic study of Gabriel de la Mora’s recent production. Consisting of three essays and accompanying images, the publication analyses the working methods that lie behind the artist’s material output. Instead of aiming to offer another reading of his series of works, mainly made of debris and discarded materials and which seek to erase the boundaries between drawing, painting, and sculpture. Thus this book distinguishes itself as contributing to the study of his working methods or processes rather than to an object-oriented focus on his finished artworks. Therefore, Out of Frame focuses on the influences that nourish de la Mora’s work along with the methodologies he devises to manipulate countless raw materials. The essays tackle questions regarding topics such as animism and the role of the collector, finitude, commodification and the ontology of the art object through the lens of the artist’s production. Fuera de Cuadro / Out of Frame will be the first in a series of digital publications that the artist will produce in collaboration with young curators and writers about his work, with this initial title also giving name to the budding series. The Fuera de Cuadro publication series seeks to to unveil the physical and mental processes entwined in De la Mora’s creative process. Each invited curator/writer will determine the scope of each book ultimately offering their interpretations on the “out of frame” theme.

Download the book here:

http://gabrieldelamora.com/fueradecuadro/fueradecuadro-eng.html 

Gabriel de la Mora: Entropías

PROYECTOSMONCLOVA

PUBLICADO CON MOTIVO DE LA EXHIBICIÓN:

/ PUBLISHED ON THE OCASSION OF THE EXHIBITION:

Gabriel de la Mora: Entropías

06.02.2018 – 10.03.2018

© El artista, los autores, los fotógrafos,

y PROYECTOSMONCLOVA

© The artist, the authors, the photographers,

and PROYECTOSMONCLOVA

TEXTO / TEXT

Eliza Mizrahi Balas

FOTOGRAFÍA / PHOTOGRAPHY

Estudio Gabriel de la Mora

ASESORÍA EN CONSERVACIÓN

Ana Lizeth Mata

VIDEO

Javier Velázquez, Ramiro Chaves

IMÁGENES / IMAGES

Alfredo Gallegos

EDITORA / EDITOR

Elizabeth Calzado

TRADUCCIÓN DEL INGLÉS / ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Christopher Fraga

DISEÑO / DESIGN

Esteban Gérman

Impreso en México en los talleres de Offset

Rebosán / Printed in Mexico at the workshop

of Offset Rebosán

 

It is available at PROYECTOSMONCLOVA gallery.

 

 

GABRIEL DE LA MORA: SOUND INSCRIPTIONS ON FABRIC

Brett Littman - Jace Clayton.

The Drawing Center

July 15 – September 2, 2016

Main Gallery

Gabriel de la Mora

Sound Inscriptions on Fabric

Curated by Brett Littman

Drawing Papers 127

Essays by Brett Littman and Jace Clayton

ISBN 978 – 0 – 942324 – 97 – 6

To place an international order

Please contact to Bookstore Manager, Kate Robinson at krobinson@drawingcenter.org.

WHAT WE DO NOT SEE, WHAT LOOKS BACK AT US.

Willy Kautz

LO QUE NO VEMOS LO QUE NOS MIRA / WHAT WE DO NOT SEE, WHAT LOOKS BACK AT US

ISBN: 978-607-95918-4-7

Edición bilingüe: Inglés / Español, 236 páginas a color

Diseño: Nicolás Pradilla

Traducción: Richard Moszka (cap 1-5) / Michael Parker Stainback (cap 6-7)

Edición: Museo Amparo (2015)

Originallyfake

Francisco Reyes Palma

El libro, Gabriel de la Mora, Originalmentefalso / Originallyfake encara una problemática que desborda la escena del arte contemporáneo pues, no obstante la magnitud de falsificaciones que saturan el mercado de arte, la crítica, la institución, la galería y el coleccionismo suelen optar por el silencio.

En la búsqueda obsesiva de materia prima para su proyecto de incorporar una serie de obras falsas a la esfera de la creación legítima, Gabriel de la Mora se sumerge en el complejo submundo del mercado negro del arte y mantiene contacto con una amplia gama  de coleccionistas y con los archivos de algunas galerías, casas subastadoras y talleres de restauro que apoyan su propuesta.

Esta publicación  es asimismo un intento por acercar al lector al proceso creativo de cada obra, de manera que su comprensión y disfrute se mantengan abiertos, sobre todo por tratarse de una estética agresiva, liminal, donde conviven las síntesis formales y las revisiones postconceptuales, el refinamiento y la abyección.

El intenso y prolongado diálogo entre Gabriel de la Mora y Francisco Reyes Palma,  refiere a una exploración en los bordes de lo artístico, que muestra también otros modos de relación entre el artista y el crítico, las lógicas de exposición y la historia del arte. Exploración que aún se mantiene abierta.

Edición bilingüe, inglés y español.

112 páginas.

Co-editada por Conaculta y Literal Publishing.

Diseño de Nicolás Pradilla.

Traducción de Christopher Michael Fraga.

ISBN: 978-0-9897957-4-6 Literal Publishing

ISBN: 978-607-516-360-4 CONACULTA

Alegorías capilares

Sergio Rodríguez Blanco y Gabriel de la Mora

Alegorías Capilares recibió el Premio Bellas Artes de Literatura Luis Cardoza y Aragón para Crítica de Artes Plásticas 2009. Sergio Rodríguez Blanco construye una travesía por el universo estético que despliega el pelo humano utilizado como materia para el arte en el trabajo del artista mexicano Gabriel de la Mora. Un viso de perversión palpita detrás del esteticismo y la sorprendente destreza técnica de algunas de sus obras realizadas con fibras capilares de seres humanos.

A primera vista, el pelo aparece transfigurado como un dibujo delicado y aséptico; al aguzar la mirada, las líneas se descubren como cabellos de donantes vivos, incluso de cadáveres exhumados. A través de su prosa vibrante, Rodríguez Blanco conduce al lector desde el concepto de alegoría de Walter Benjamin a la categoría de lo Real de Jacques Lacan, de la abyección de Julia Kristeva al sex-appeal de lo inorgánico de Mario Perniola. El pelo se va revelando como una materia artística sublimada, como un receptáculo de deseos reprimidos, pero también como una catapulta a lugares siniestros de la memoria.

2011 | Primera Edición
160 páginas
Español
16.5 x 22.5 cm
Encuadernación: Pasta dura
ISBN: 978-607-7663-25-6

Editorial TRILCE Ediciones (2012)

DRIVE AND METHOD

Willy Kautz, Miguel González Virgen, Gilbert Vicario, Robert C. Morgan, María Minera y Gabriel de la Mora

Interpretar el trabajo artístico de Gabriel de la Mora es como buscar la huella de un crimen con la sospecha de que éste nunca tuvo lugar. En sus obras, la precisión y la ejecución parecen maniobras conceptuales a la vez que formales.

Si todo parece estar en su sitio, ¿qué es lo perturbador y lo maravilloso de su trabajo?, ¿qué es lo que nos conduce a una experiencia de lo siniestro? Su trabajo guarda relación con el lado oscuro de la psique, su lado interno, al margen de las proposiciones cínicas e irónicas tan comunes al arte contemporáneo.

Este libro recorre la obra de Gabriel de la Mora, su trabajo explora la identidad personal y cultural a través de diferentes líneas de investigación que trazan el hilo conductor de su obra: la originalidad, lo paranormal, la identidad, la memoria, el retrato y el cuerpo, que forman parte del juego entre dicotomías (figuración-abstracción, barroco-minimalista, inocencia-crueldad, tradicional-experimental) representadas en sus obras. En ellas, la línea y el punto se vuelen elementos fundamentales que generan un dialogo entre dibujo y escultura, entre lo bidimensional y lo tridimensional.

 

Páginas 224

Medidas 21,5 x 28 cm

Encuadernación Tela con sobrecubierta francesa

2 Ediciones Español /Inglés

ISBN

Castellano 978-84-7506-964-7

Inglés 978-84-7506-965-4

Editorial TURNER (2011)

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