Creative, playful and inventive, Gabriel Orozco creates art in the streets, his apartment or wherever he is inspired



Gabriel Orozco was born in Mexico but works across the globe. Orozco is renowned for his endless experimentation with found objects, which he subtly alters. Orozco’s sculptures, often made of everyday things that have interested him, reveal new ways of looking at something familiar. A skull with a geometric pattern carefully drawn onto it, a classic Citroën DS car which the artist sliced into thirds, removing the central part to exaggerate its streamlined design, and a scroll filled with numbers cut out of a phone book are just some of his unique sculptures.

Gabriel Orozco is at Tate Modern 19 January – 25 April 2011