Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco “Thinking in Circles” in Edinburgh

One of the highlights of the Edinburgh Festival is the solo exhibition by the Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco at the Fruitmarket Gallery, whose sculptural work was exhibited at Tate Modern a few years ago.  The exhibition includes a series of never before exhibited, large geometric works on acetate, that were made in the mid 1990s and which show a radically different view of Orozco’s major contribution to art, so much so that Rachel Spence writing in the Financial Times has completely revised her view of Orozco’s circles. She concludes:  “It’s impossible not to see Orozco now as heir to abstractionists such as Mondrian, Malevich and Albers who believed that geometry was the path to Utopia. The master of art-lite may quarrel with this lofty interpretation. But no one knows better that circles have a life of their own.”

The exhibition is curated by art historian and writer, Professor Briony Fer and is accompanied by an excellent and well-illustrated book.

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