b 1962. Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. lives and works Mexico

PLANTING MOTION PLAN, 2021. Inkjet Print on Cotton Rag Inkjet paper, 50 x 80 cm. Courtesy the artist and South London Gallery.

This limited-edition print by leading international artist, Gabriel Orozco, is based on an aerial view of the Orozco Garden, a permanent garden he created for the South London Gallery that opened to the public in 2016. Swirling juxtapositions of bricks that were sourced from part of the Gallery’s old facade show the circularity of old material and new possibilities. With close collaboration with horticulturalists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and with support from 6a architects, the plants that populate the garden will one day grow and dominate the landscape, re-emphasizing the structure’s origin as an urban ruin. Created to reflect the artist’s deep interest in the intersection between natural and urban environments, the garden is an inviting space for anyone to spend time and encounter it as a work of art; a project that creates room for nurture through the incorporation of natural elements.

This print is part of SLG130, a fundraising portfolio of limited edition prints by five leading international artists created to mark the 130th anniversary of the South London Gallery (SLG). The portfolio features new works by Alvaro Barrington, Rashid Johnson, Gabriel Orozco, Christina Quarles and Haegue Yang.

100% of profits from sales will directly benefit the South London Gallery, an award-winning contemporary art space in Southwark with inclusion at the heart of its mission. The gallery is one of the capital’s leading contemporary visual art institutions, known for its dynamic programme of free exhibitions and acclaimed education and outreach projects. 

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