15 septembre - 20 octobre 2007
“Dépliages” is the term Gabriel Orozco has chosen to name his new series of works on paper presented at Chantal Crousel Gallery this September. The process consists of depositing a drop of oil paint directly from the tube container in the center of a square piece of paper. This amount of paint, making a small cumulus, is the starting point on which the plane surface of the paper folds, generating internal currents in between the “pliages” (or foldings) due to the press of the fingers or the spatula. This pressure canalizes the current of liquid through the open spaces of the surface in the folded paper. Functioning as a kind of envelope, the paper becomes a container of the drop, with the painting circulating inside without spilling it out. Or as Gabriel Orozco decribes it: “The moment you fold the paper to become an envelope, it is an object, but then when you unfold it, it becomes an image, hidden in the envelope. There is a circular movement between an object and a picture, folded and unfolded”.