Gabriel de la Mora
Introduction, 2009
Gabriel de la Mora (1968)
Introduction, 2009
6 burned papers
28.5 x 22.5 x 8 cm
Gabriel de la Mora’s work use discarded or obsolete objects to amplify the notion of the archive. Using found paintings, distressed walls and ceilings, and used materials, he foregrounds the effects of time and neglect exploring themes like finitude and permanence. This work features 6 calcinated papers contained within acrylic boxes that aim to preserve the material from complete destruction. De la Mora questions the act of artistic creation by scrutinizing methods and processes both natural and provoked, seamlessly articulating his position of the artist as an agent that does not create or destroy, but simply transforms.