GABRIEL OROZCO (B. 1962)
GABRIEL OROZCO (B. 1962)
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GABRIEL OROZCO (B. 1962)

Samurai Tree 19K

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GABRIEL OROZCO (B. 1962)
Samurai Tree 19K
signed and dated 'GABRIEL OROZCO 2015' (on the reverse)
tempera and gold leaf on canvas
47 1⁄4 x 47 1⁄4 in. (120 x 120 cm.)
Executed in 2015.
Provenance
Kurimanzutto, Mexico City
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2015
Literature
Gabriel Orozco: The Samurai Tree Invariants, Cologne, 2006, p. 421 (present invariant illustrated).

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"The Samurai Tree series has very specific rules. How the colors are located is connected with how the knight jumps in the chess board. It starts from the center of the square, then grows and doubles and halves. And then from that, I did all possible variations, and we came, through the computer, to 677 variations. I thought that [by] establishing some rules I could build up a structure that behaves like a sculpture, so it’s a flat mobile maybe, or it’s a diagram that is rotating and is rotating and is rotating and then is moving, and it’s behaving not like a painting in a way."
—Gabriel Orozco

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