Gabriel de la Mora was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1968.
De la Mora researches, collects, classifies, catalogues, and manipulates remarkably diverse materials. These materials are familiar, taken from quotidien objects.
De la Mora’s materials of choice are those often considered waste or residue: collected artifacts and antiques, obsolete mechanical and utilitarian objects, parts, corporeal matter, architectural scrap. His ongoing series The weight of thought for example, repurposes leather and rubber shoe soles. Through these, de la Mora explores finitude and permanence, the passing of time, it’s bracketing, and the transformation of matter and energy alike.
Gabriel de la Mora currently lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico.
MCI / 144 III f, 2017, Discarded rubber blankets from offset printing press, mounted on wood (47 1/5 × 35 2/5 in) 120 × 90 cm
MCI / 7 I f, 2015, Discarded rubber blankets from offset printing press, mounted on wood, 47 1/5 × 35 2/5 in, (120 × 90 cm)