Room Services Poster
This series of new double-sided posters by Oscar Murillo, in collaboration with Mandy El-Sayegh and Yutaka Sone, is produced on the occasion of Room Services, a live multi-day drawing and printing performance specially organized for Printed Matter’s 2016 New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1.
The primary elements of Room Services are workstations, where the three artists generate new collaborative graphic works based on unbound book materials fabricated at GHP Media, a printer located in Connecticut. Delivered on pallets, this “raw material” is assembled on-site by Murillo, El-Sayegh, and Sone, as they continue to work with the printed sheets. Through the act of structuring Room Services, an operational assembly and book-production site, the artists will explore the boundaries of collaborative action, the distinct expressive potential of drawing, and the potency of the printed form.
A special edition of unique artist's books, produced on site by the three artists, will be available exclusively in the DUPLEX space at the New York Art Book Fair.
Special thanks to GHP Media, West Haven, Connecticut.
Publisher: David Zwirner Books
Artists: Oscar Murillo
Printer: GHP, West Haven, Connecticut
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 16 1/2 x 23 1/4 in (41.9 x 59.1 cm)
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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