Softcover, 8.8" x 12.8", 96 pages.
In this publication on Gabriel Rico’s practice, in both English and Spanish, the artist’s work made specifically for his Aspen Art Museum exhibition, The Discipline of the Cave, becomes the focal point. Collecting fragments of contemporary existence, the sculptor and installation artist masterfully re-contextualize familiar objects and materials.
Working in an Arte Povera tradition, Rico juxtaposes found items, neon, and taxidermy animals in ways that convey the relationship between humans and the natural environment. Influenced by scientific approaches, geometry, and philosophy, the artist creates non-mathematical equations from objects that reflect our fundamental struggle to achieve balance.