Gabriel Rico mines a range of materials, from taxidermy animals to found objects, that together create environments addressing the relationship between nature, architecture and the future ruins of civilization. Looking at the behaviours and survival techniques of animals, like the Indian axis deer, he creates settings that reveal complexities of the current human condition. Here, a marble pillar appears frozen in time above an axis deer. The elements come close to meeting, and the viewer is left to wonder whether the scene will result in destruction or as the work's title states it is "to be preserved without scandal and corruption."
About The Gallery
Founded in Paris in 1990 by Emmanuel Perrotin, then 21 years old, the gallery has become one of the most