Héctor Zamora


114 1/2 x 15 3/8 x 5 1/8 inches, overall
edition 1 of 2 with 1 AP

To create Latice Detour—a 2020 site-specific installation for the Roof Garden of The Met—Héctor Zamora used open form, rectangular bricks made in Mexico to construct a porous wall. The same brick is used here in Variaciones de Dos, a sculptural work that abstracts the object from its architectural use to deconstruct the various arrangements of its geometric parts. Zamora has explored the social and political implications of brick as an architectural element that relies on manual labor to expand societies and cities, but works like Variaciones de Dos exist alongside these large-scale installations as a way for the artist to understand the properties of a single unit. In a work like this, we see an artist looking at the DNA of cells that multiply to create complex forms of life. Zamora has created public commissions worldwide, and his work is in the collections of Frac pays de la Loire, Carquefou; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC; Zeppelin Museum Collection, Friedrichshafen; Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul; Chartwell Collection, Auckland; Jumex Collection Foundation, Mexico City; and AXA Collection, Mexico City.