Oscar Murillo - Contemporary Artists

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Oscar Murillo

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2011
Canvas, paper, spray paint, aluminium, oil stick

190 x 176 cm

This is an art of mutation. Materials migrate from one medium to another: a collection of biro drawings gets pulped to become the flooring of a complex installation where disparate objects convene as in an alchemist’s laboratory.
Recycled materials and mediums are gestures of adjustment that Oscar Murillo seems to have acquired from his border experience: born in Colombia and emigrating to London as a child, he had to adopt language, customs and cultural codes, being inescapably transformed by the unending process of migration.
 
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