Oscar Murillo: La era de la sinceridad
La era de la sinceridad is a retrospective look at two of Oscar Murillo’s earliest and rarest publishing projects, A Documentation of The Artist’s Work and Oscar Murillo: Agua ‘e Lulo, both of which are newsprint publications. Rather than reprinting these small-run, zine-like papers, this photographic archive documents them as objects with three-dimensional physicality — photographed by Blommers and Schumm, the publication’s main content is devoted to high-gloss, still-life shots which record each folded page as a bona fide artwork.
To tie in with the haptic associations of a broadsheet paper, the artist’s newest painted works — from which the title of the publication is taken — are included as a series of fold-out posters at equivalent scale. The result is a new approach to archive and compilation.
Also included are 5 loose, fold-out posters of Murillo’s paintings.
Published in an edition of 500 copies
Publisher: Kilimanjaro / OMO Creates
Artists: Oscar Murillo
Designer: Killimanjaro / OMO Creates
Printer: Lecturis, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Publication Date: 2014
Binding: Softcover with dust-jacket
Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 12 1/2 in (22.2 x 31.8 cm)
Reproductions: 51 color
Retail: $65 | £40 | $510 HKD
Special Features: 5 loose, fold-out posters. Produced in a limited edition of 500 copies
Oscar Murillo’s practice is closely connected to a notion of community stemming from his cross-cultural ties to diverse cities and places in which he travels and works, and Colombia, where he was born in 1986. He addresses the conditions of display in the contemporary art world by engaging with a series of opposites—including work and play, production and consumption, and originality and appropriation. Murillo is widely recognized for his large-scale paintings that imply action, performance, and chaos, but are in fact methodically composed of rough-hewn, stitched canvases, which often incorporate fragments of text as well as studio debris such as dirt and dust. His works and projects have been the subject of solo exhibitions at prominent institutions worldwide.
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