Oscar Murillo

Workshop: January 19, 2018

In just a few years, Oscar Murillo (*1986 in La Paila, Colombia) has developed one of the most exciting positions in contemporary art. Primarily based in painting, he radically transcends this framework by integrating videos, drawings, printing techniques, sculpture, as well as elements of installation and performance art into his work, thereby conveying an immediate and physical quality. In Murillo’s installations, the viewer finds himself in the middle of a precisely choreographed and high-energised field of tension characterized by the interaction of work and play, production and consumption, creation and appropriation, center and periphery, and the relationship between matter and transcendence.