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SELECTED WORKS BY Alejandro Ospina

Broken City
Alejandro Ospina
Broken City

2012

Oil on canvas

200 x 300 cm
“In previous work Ospina has taken portraits from the web profiles of a tech-savy youth, literate in the manipulations and visual vocabulary of contemporary image-making. Having reframed these portraits via painting as an interaction between identity, technology and media, Ospina now pans back to present the world these avatars inhabit. [His new work reveals] an environment in which architectural spaces collapse into landscapes from news reports […] riot scenes fold in to bedroom interiors, […] recognisable landmarks are smothered by the overdeveloped filters of Photoshop extremists, […] it is an environment forged by the vagaries of the users of social media and the products that define them. Ospina’s work uses architectures of painting as a way of negotiating contemporary problems of image-making and artistic production in a networked world of complex relationships, inconsistent representations, and of technologies that have produced a flow of information at a magnitude and rate that is literally super-human. He says: “I try to work in ways that reflect continuous changes in attention at a rate and method that would have seemed absurd before the arrival of the Internet, simulating what happens in our minds when we jump from image to image accumulating and merging layers of visual information. I want the work to reflect how the Internet has mutated the way we look at sets of images or contemplate a stream of information." [His work] is ultimately a record of how the Internet has transformed our relationship to images, to space and to each other in bizarre and unprecedented ways.”

- exhibition text from Megalopolis by Mark Jackson, courtesy of IMT Gallery
Greba Orokorra
Alejandro Ospina
Greba Orokorra

2013

Oil on canvas

200 x 300 cm
In this new work, Greba Orokorra and Broken city, he incorporates the new technological tools available to him to investigate the phenomenan of the bombardment of information from the internet and the theme of authorship. Using a computer and the algorithmic filters of Photoshop, Ospina digitally filters images with themes found on the web and reconstructs them using layers of these same images to create a new abstract associated with the original. We may see glimpses of a riot, the architectural stamp of a favella, or a manipulated image from his facebook, or a semi-recognizable painting we have seen before . Using the ‘magic wand’, he lifts elements of masters or contemporaries, appropriating ‘Bits’ of information. Through this process the result is a conglomeration of information and marks which are close in appearance to expressionistic paintings, without the weight of the angst.
Mooch
Alejandro Ospina
Mooch

2014

Oil on canvas

200 x 300 cm
Red Lucky
Alejandro Ospina
Red Lucky

2014

Oil on canvas

200 x 300 cm






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Dawit Abebe    Caroline Achaintre    Rebecca Ackroyd    Mequitta Ahuja    Markus Amm    Marie Angeletti    Helene Appel    Ivan Argote    Dan Attoe    Diann Bauer    Michael Bauer    Dan Bayles    Whitney Bedford    Simon Bedwell    Anna Freeman Bentley    Emilia Bergmark    Eduardo Berliner    Katherine Bernhardt    Gabriele Beveridge    Richard Billingham    Alina and Jeff Bliumis    Jean-François Boclé    Shannon Bool    Armand Boua    Gabriella Boyd    Matti Braun    Bozidar Brazda    Jonny Briggs    Clayton Brothers    Joey Bryniarska    Agnieszka Brzezanska    Jelena Bulajic    Alida Cervantes    Loz Chalk    Ronin Cho    James Clarkson    Lucy Coggle    Andy Collins    Inez de Coo    Jessica Craig-Martin    Justin Craun    Alexandre da Cunha    Ana Cvorovic    Dexter Dalwood    Ian Davis    Nicholas Dedics    Tomory Dodge    Robert Dowling    Stef Driesen    Howard Dyke    Ara Dymond    Judith Eisler    Annabel Emson    Carlos Noronha Feio    Dee Ferris    Aaron Fowler    Michael Fullerton    Dmitri Galitzine    Julia Goldman    Noémie Goudal    Joanne Greenbaum    Elias Hansen    Hilary Harnischfeger    Chris Hawtin    Kati Heck    David Herbert    Patrick Hill    Mira Hnatyshyn    Dan Holdsworth    Phillipa Horan    Shara Hughes    Elliot Hundley    Tom Hunter    Jessica Jackson Hutchins    Diego Mendoza Imbachi    Merlin James    Tillman Kaiser    Alice Könitz    Ian Kiaer    Terence Koh    John Korner    Ulrich Lamsfuss    Liane Lang    Molly Larkey    Paul Lee    Andrea Lehmann    Juliette Losq    Christina Mackie    Miltos Manetas    Jill Mason    Jorge Mayet    Claire McArdle    Ella McCartney    Lucy McKenzie    Martin McMurray    Ryan McNamara    Robert Melee    Aleksandra Mir    Ian Monroe    Kristine Moran    Eduard Moreno    Yasumasa Morimura    Luisa Mota    Nick Nowicki    Matt O'dell    Alejandro Ospina    Marco Palmieri    Selma Parlour    Oliver Perkins    Marius Pfannenstiel    Alejandra Prieto    Arthur Prior    Laure Prouvost    Max Prus    Neil Raitt    Sean Raspet    Brian Reed    Scott Reeder    Halsey Rodman    Florian Roithmayr    Ruth Root    Stefan Sandner    Hideyuki Sawayanagi    Amba Sayal-Bennett    Anne Kathrin Schuhmann    Michael Schultz    Dallas Seitz    Macrae Semans    Conrad Shawcross    Jamie Shovlin    Allison Smith    Agathe Snow    Anne Speier    Jeni Spota    Martina Steckholzer    Ruby Sky Stiler    Jack Strange    Miriam Sweeney    Shaan Syed    Emma Talbot    Mateo Tannatt    Stephanie Taylor    Adam Thompson    Philipp Timischl    Rafal Topolewski    Maximilian Toth    Ryan Trecartin    Caroline Walker    Ben Washington    Chuck Webster    Garth Weiser    Aaron Wexler    Poppy Whatmore    Julia Whiting    Jenny Wiener    Paula Wilson    Susanne M. Winterling    Saskia Olde Wolbers    Joel Wyllie     Yeesookyung    Haeri Yoo

Alejandro Ospina's BIOGRAPHY

Alejandro Ospina
Born in 1970, Bogotá, Colombia
Lives and works in London, UK



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2013
Megalopolis. IMT Gallery, London

2012
Algoritmos. Centro Cultural Colombo-Americano curated by Carlos Blanco, Bogotá, Colombia

2011
PINTA London solo booth

2010
Fotolog, IMT (ImageMusicText) Gallery, London

2008
Blog, Christopher Paschall XX21, Bogotá, Colombia

2007
Ventana, Cultural Center University of Salamanca, Bogotá, Colombia

1997
Diners Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia

1994
Diners Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia

1993
5 Actitudes, Galería Arteria/Jenni Vila, Cali, Colombia

1991
Museum of Contemporary Art, Bogotá, Colombia


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2013
Creekside Open selected by Ceri Hand, London
Matter 2013. Departure Foundation, London

2012
Transient Façades. Wells Gallery, London College of Communication
たちの愛情で世界中を燃えあがらせてやるぜ。やりまくるぞ (There is Much Love in the World so Lets go Fuck Ourselves). Angus-Hughes Gallery curated by Mark Jackson, London
System of Objects. Departure Foundation, London.
Swarms of Black Flies Make the Roses Purple. IMT Gallery, London
Bitacora’s Book. Performance with Eva Recacha. Noche en Blanco. Zaragoza, Spain
Undercurrent. Departure Foundation, London.
Royal Academy Summer Show invited by Tess Jaray, London

2011
Bitacora’s Book. Performance with Eva Recacha.. Bloomberg SPACE. London.
ArtBo. Bogotá, Colombia
Colombia Underground. Hardcore Art Gallery., Miami, US
The Shape of Things. Ferrate Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2010
Contemporary Colombia. Witzenhausen Gallery, New York, US
SCOPE Basel. Christopher Paschall XX21, Switzerland.
PINTA London. Christopher Paschall XX21, London
Intercambios. Christopher Paschall XX21, Bogotá, Colombia
Beijing Art Fair. Christopher Paschall XX21, Beijing, China
CIRCA. Christopher Paschall XX21, Puerto Rico

2009
La Muerte Esta Viva. Galería Mundo, Bogotá, Colombia
SCOPE Miami. Christopher Paschall XX21, US
PINTA NY. Christopher Paschall XX21, New York, US
ArtBo, Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá, Entrearte Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia

2008
ArtBo, Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá, Entrearte Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia

2007
Dyonisian Duty, Mezkalito Gallery, London
Creekside Open, selected by Victoria Miro, APT Gallery, London

2006
Group Show, Paradise Row Gallery, London

2005
Nuevos Nombres/Lugar No Lugar, Luis Angel Arango, Bogotá, Colombia

2004
Trackers, Pitshanger Manor Gallery, London
Beguiled, dance collaboration with Solas dance co, The Place Theatre, London

2002
Slade Degree, Slade School of Fine Art, London

2001
Painting in the Park, Woburn Square Gallery, London
Hang the Curator, Center Space Gallery, London

1996
5 Caras, Gallery Altos de Chavón, Dominican Republic

1995
Artists in Residence, Gallery Altos de Chavón, Dominican Republic