MCI / 288-II f, 2015

Basel 2015
Discarded rubber blanket of offset printing on wood
120.0 x 180.0 Size (cm)
47.2 x 70.9 Size (in)
Gabriel de la Mora collects photographs, tools, residual materials, refuse, found documents, hair, and old papers, among other unclassifiable objects that exist between the fantastic, the macabre and the repulsive. In his studio – a mix between a cabinet of curiosities and a forensics lab – a cross between this accumulation and his vital instinct takes place, a drive that submits the past to the hermeneutic scrutiny of the present. Through rigorous formal procedures and the conceptual methodologies of contemporary art, de la Mora alchemically reinscribes these residues in which the past survives with a systematic modus operandi that recalls the attention to detail of a detective’s or a criminologist’s examination of fingerprints.