Marco Rountree
Mexican, born 1982
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Selected exhibitions
2018
Peripatéticos,
Licenciado
2017
Talon Rouge: Six Mexican artists revisit José Juan Tablada and his New York circle,
PROXYCO
2016
Marco Rountree - Muralismo Floritural,
Galería La Caja Negra

Marco Rountree once described his artistic practice as being “about how you can give importance to objects by taking them home and treating them like a decoration.” This fondness for surprising combinations and visual ornamentation finds its roots in Rountree’s days as a graffiti artist. His series “Walking Objects” (2011) and “Toilet Paradiso” (2011) comprised string and golden necklaces with pendants made out of various commonplace items or foods—objects meant as ironic visual puns, to stand in for cultural talismans. More recently Rountree has followed this theme through installations of books in which he has folded the pages, robbing the volumes of their intended function and turning them into aesthetic objects.