Monday Mural 22 June • I Mural by Gabriel Rico

Monday Mural 22 June • I Mural by Gabriel Rico

I Mural by Gabriel Rico (2019)
I Mural by Gabriel Rico (2019)

Not your ordinary mural, I Mural – from the series Reduccion objetiva orquestada (2016-2021) – is an art installation by Gabriel Rico. The site says the following:

II Mural presents a series of commonplace objects and a handful of arrows (similar to the if and only if arrows in positional logic) pictured on the white expanse of the wall. The link between these volumes and the graphite symbols is puzzling. And though we cannot clearly decipher his general codes, they are nonetheless eloquent and intuitively legible. A Husserlian epoch is at play where the material nature and physical force of ‘things’ manifests without intervention. The symbols of if and only if are logical connectives more difficult to assimilate and connect with colloquial language. Here, they serve to make ‘connections’ between the objects, linking these products and suggesting a certain type of value. In reality, there is no logical–rational meaning and they produce only the effect of absurd connection.

On display in Museum Voorlinden.

Entry in Sami’s challenge June 12.

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2 thoughts on “Monday Mural 22 June • I Mural by Gabriel Rico

  1. Someone spent a lot of time placing all those objects. Thanks for participating Tiang.

  2. My sincere apologies for visiting so late this week. I’ve had all kinds of trouble keeping my internet going, and now I’m playing catch up.

    It’s been awhile since I’ve thought of calculus and the IFF logic. This is such an amazing work. First, the wall is mixed media at its best and second the math symbols take me back to my math days in college. This is a fabulous find.

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