Born in Veracruz, Mexico in 1962, Orozco’s work places him as one of the most significant artists of his generation since the early 90s. Orozco draws from the spontaneity and inspiration of his changing environments and currently divides his time mainly between Bali, Tokyo, and Mexico City. The artist gained his reputation through his exploration of drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, and later extending to painting. His work blurs the boundaries of art with everyday realities and often balances complex geometry with organic materials and elements of chance.
Orozco has had numerous international solo exhibitions most recently at the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado (2016), the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (2015) and the Moderna Museet, Sweden (2014). From 2009 – 2011 a major retrospective of his work traveled from the Museum of Modern Art, New York to the Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland, the Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Tate Modern, London.
When initially approached by THE SKATEROOM, Gabriel Orozco conferred with his son who has recently taken up skateboarding. Simón— immediately enthusiastic by the idea of the collaboration—told his dad “please do it!”
Through our collaboration with Gabriel Orozco, we are donating 20% of the sales revenue to Free Movement Skateboarding. The funding will expand their program and allow them to reach a greater number of children within one of the refugee camps close to Athens.
Supported Social Project
Empowering refugees in Athens through skateboarding
Project by Free Movement Skateboarding