Gabriel RICO
X from the series –Excessive butter–, 2021
Taxidermy, balls
105 × 50 × 68 cm | 41 5/16 × 19 11/16 × 26 3/4 inch
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“This piece is presented as an incoherent possibility, materializing as a fortuitous encounter between two elements without apparent connection but very much related to human nature. On a metaphysical level, the deer represents our connection with the natural and spiritual world, specifically Mexico’s native tribes such as the Huicholes or Yaquis. The balls represent our connection with geometry, which I use as an angular figure when composing these sculptures; taking into account their color, texture, and size to determine their place in the deer’s antlers. Each of the antlers is different and guides the selection of the ball, making each of the pieces unique. These balls are also connected to our deep impulse nowadays to develop new technology and materials and it is here that these pieces achieve their purpose. This series attempts to question whether there is a relationship between our spiritual world and our desire for technological innovation desire in this era of computer ‘rush.’”

- Gabriel Rico