Text by Clara Dublanc
Published in an edition of 500 copies on the occasion of Oscar Murillo’s solo exhibition, if I was to draw a line, this journey started approximately 400km north of the equator, at the South London Gallery.
This publication features images of Murillo’s exhibition alongside photography taken at La Paila in Colombia and in the artist’s studio in London in 2013. There is an accompanying essay by Clara Dublanc, entitled Us, Them and the In-Between: Migrants’ Hidden Identity, written in both Spanish and English.
Publisher: South London Gallery
Artists: Oscar Murillo
Contributors: Clara Dublanc, Oscar Murillo, Olu Odukoya
Designer: Olu Odukoya, OMO Creates
Printer: Die Keure Belgium
Publication Date: 2013
Retail: $65 | £40 | $510 HKD
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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