Abraham Cruzvillegas
Haussmannian Leftovers: Richard Lenoir, 2007
Abraham Cruzvillegas (1968)
Haussmannian Leftovers: Richard Lenoir, 2007
Acrylic paint on food and found cardboard boxes
Variable dimensions
Abraham Cruzvillegas uses the word “autoconstrucción”—the process of self-constructed homes that Mexicans improvise from recycled materials or detritus—to describe a source for his artistic practice. His work has added to his term, as he employs found objects to produce works that transform those basic elements and reflect on the nature of cooperation, exchange, and survival. Haussmannian Leftovers: Richard Lenoir, 2007, is a wall sculpture composed by wooden fruit and vegetable crates from the steet market on Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, in Paris. With its bottoms painted black and arranged in a grid formation, Cruzvillegas alludes simultaneously to the urban pattern (of Paris as much as Mexico City) and to the language of minimalism.