Ruben Ochoa, ‘Broke and Reposed’, 2017, Sculpture, Cast cement pallet, Open Mind Art Space
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Ruben Ochoa

Broke and Reposed, 2017

Cast cement pallet
48 × 40 × 6 in
121.9 × 101.6 × 15.2 cm
.
$12,000
Location
Los Angeles
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© 2019 Ruben Ochoa, Courtesy of Open Mind Art Space
Ruben Ochoa
American, b. 1974
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Whether sculpture, photography, site-specific installation, or public intervention, Ruben Ochoa’s work is a manifestation of the urban environment he is surrounded by in the Southern California landscape, where he was born and raised. Using vernacular building materials collected from hardware stores, construction sites, and family businesses—even employing the labor skills of relatives for production—Ochoa recalls the concrete, dirt, and rebar of his Los Angeles landscape with a sophisticated-yet-playful elegance. In exploring the geography and physicality of the city, Ochoa addresses the boundaries of the space—curbs, freeways, chain-link fences—all marks of contention, displacement, and division of social classes, which ultimately speak to the social and economic climate of the city.

Ruben Ochoa, ‘Broke and Reposed’, 2017, Sculpture, Cast cement pallet, Open Mind Art Space
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About the work
Medium
Frame
Not included
Image rights
© 2019 Ruben Ochoa, Courtesy of Open Mind Art Space
Ruben Ochoa
American, b. 1974
Follow

Whether sculpture, photography, site-specific installation, or public intervention, Ruben Ochoa’s work is a manifestation of the urban environment he is surrounded by in the Southern California landscape, where he was born and raised. Using vernacular building materials collected from hardware stores, construction sites, and family businesses—even employing the labor skills of relatives for production—Ochoa recalls the concrete, dirt, and rebar of his Los Angeles landscape with a sophisticated-yet-playful elegance. In exploring the geography and physicality of the city, Ochoa addresses the boundaries of the space—curbs, freeways, chain-link fences—all marks of contention, displacement, and division of social classes, which ultimately speak to the social and economic climate of the city.

Ruben Ochoa

Broke and Reposed, 2017

Cast cement pallet
48 × 40 × 6 in
121.9 × 101.6 × 15.2 cm
.
$12,000
Location
Los Angeles
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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