Gabriel Kuri (b. 1970, Mexico) lives and works in Los Angeles. Kuri’s sculptures test the links between use and value using familiar objects such as soda cans or paper towels. As they wait to be used – an act after which they will be discarded – Kuri’s consumer goods appear as representations of transition from new to old. His merging of sculptured objects and readymades raises questions about what it is that gives an object artistic value. Kuri has shown his work extensively around the world, holding solo exhibitions in London, Boston and Lausanne. His works were included in important exhibitions such as Made in LA, at the Hammer Museum in 2006, and Illuminations at the 2011 Venice Biennial.
Related exhibition: Melting Walls