Tony Orrico’s (b. 1979) work has reached mass circulation for its ingenuity within the vernacular of performance and conceptual drawing. He uses his own somatic research , Symmetry and Suspension as point of entry into his visual practice. He is interested in organized consciousness and applications of the body to a surface, object, or course.
Orrico has performed/exhibited his work in the US, Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain. His visual work is in collection at The National Academy of Sciences (Washington DC) and Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC, Mexico City) as well as prominent private collections. He has presented at Centre Pompidou-Metz, New Museum, and Poptech 2011: The World Rebalancing.
"I commit my attention, rationally, to the sensitivity of my body at the receptive level— ready points and lines in space. I attain a sense of embodiment that is geometric and mechanical. With no dominating sense of axis or directional force, and find the ability to motor from invented traction. The course is non-objective; it is a continuation of pathway and response to stimuli.”