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Gabriel de la Mora

Photo Courtesy Perrotin and the artist.

Gabriel de la Mora, born in 1968 in Mexico City where he currently lives and works, is best known for constructing visual works from found, discarded, and obsolete objects. In an obsessive process of collecting and fragmenting materials – eggshells, shoe soles, speaker screens, feathers – the Mexican artist creates seemingly minimal and often monochrome-looking surfaces that belie great technical complexity, conceptual rigor, and embedded information.

De la Mora has exhibited at the Drawing Center, New York, and the Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico. His work is part of collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; El Museo del Barrio, New York; Colección Jumex, Mexico City; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Gabriel de la Mora 720 I – M.D, 2021 Mosaico de alas de mariposa Morpho didius sobre cartulina de museo / Morpho didius butterfly wings mosaic on museum cardboard. Framed Dimensions: 35 x 35 x 6 cm 13.78 x 13.78 x 2.36 inches. Image Dimensions: 30 x 30 x 2 cm 11.81 x 11.81 x .79 inches. Signed backwards and dated backwards firmada al reverso y fechada al reverso *The butterfly wings used in this new Lepidoptera series come from butterflies raised in butterfly farms in Peru, Indonesia and Madagascar, dying naturally when released, they are collected by local communities. Photo Courtesy Perrotin and the artist.
Gabriel de la Mora 1,240 – H. L., 2021, Mosaico de alas de mariposa Hebomoia leucippe sobre cartulina de museo / Hebomoia leucippe butterfly wings mosaic on museum cardboard. Framed Dimensions: 35 x 35 x 6 cm 13.78 x 13.78 x 2.36 inches. Image Dimensions: 30 x 30 x 2 cm 11.81 x 11.81 x .79 inches.  *The butterfly wings used in this new Lepidoptera series come from butterflies raised in butterfly farms in Peru, Indonesia and Madagascar, dying naturally when released, they are collected by local communities. Photos Courtesy Perrotin and the artist.
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  1. […] Gabriel de la Mora joined us to speak about his many recent and upcoming exhibitions, including one he completed in December 2021 at Perrotin Gallery in New York titled Lepidoptera. For the pieces in this show, de la Mora worked with butterfly wings. He spent more than two years in the studio creating work that incorporates colors and patterns from nature using the wings. The iridescence of the wings gives the hues of these pieces a uniqueness that would be difficult to reproduce with any other material. As viewers move, the colors in each work shift and change. To hear more about this and other exhibitions and works by Gabriel de la Mora, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Gabriel de la Mora joined us to speak about his many recent and upcoming exhibitions, including one he completed in December 2021 at Perrotin Gallery in New York titled Lepidoptera. For the pieces in this show, de la Mora worked with butterfly wings. He spent more than two years in the studio creating work that incorporates colors and patterns from nature using the wings. The iridescence of the wings gives the hues of these pieces a uniqueness that would be difficult to reproduce with any other material. As viewers move, the colors in each work shift and change. To hear more about this and other exhibitions and works by Gabriel de la Mora, listen to the complete interview. […]

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