G.T. Pellizzi, ‘Conduits in Red, Yellow and Blue (Figure 59)’, 2016, Watermill Center Summer Benefit Auction 2016

With a background in architecture and philosophy, G.T. Pellizzi is most interested in exploring the tactility of sculpture and the viewer's mental constructs of his work. In a purposeful attempt at expressionistic ambiguity, Conduits in Red, Yellow and Blue (Figure 59) (2016) simultaneously evokes a fiscal graph, a heartbeat, and a sound wave. Pellizzi has been featured at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, MoMa PS1, New York, and most recently was the focus of a solo exhibition at Mary Boone Gallery in New York.

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist

About G.T. Pellizzi

With a background in philosophy and architecture, G.T. Pellizzi has produced sculptures, installations, paintings, and even an alternative educational institute, all of which aim to engage audiences critically with political, financial, educational, and market systems. “It’s kind of like Socrates when he engages with the public,” he has said. “The work is important to bring attention to and make people talk about…things that are relevant in society and to our lives.” His career began with his co-founding of the Bruce High Quality Foundation in 2001, a collective whose projects examined these societal systems and structures. In 2011, Pellizzi decided to pursue his own work, extending the themes he has been exploring for the past decade through evocative pieces composed largely of basic building materials.

Mexican, b. 1978, Morelos, Mexico, based in New York, New York