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Published on Oct 19, 2016
Kuri talks about his working methods & materials, and gives his thoughts on his role in the conservation of his work.
Born in Mexico, Gabriel Kuri has lived and worked in Europe and Los Angeles. In his work, Kuri often repurposes found or off-the-shelf materials to create sculptures, installations, collages and photographs that contain sharp socio-economic and cultural observations—ideas of transaction, systems of exchanges and circulation are very important to his work.
Contrast is crucial in his use of materials, he likes to juxtapose the fleeting and permanent, solid and the fragile, hard and soft, the noble and the mundane, and often gives rises to subtle humor and poetry. Although conceptually rich, his works have a very physical presence; “I’m a maker,” comments Kuri.