Published by David Zwirner Books. Text by Victor Wang.
Colombian-born, London-based artist Oscar Murillo (born 1986) has traveled extensively throughout the world to research and prepare exhibitions and other projects, making works both in the studio and in unexpected locations. As a result, airplanes and the contemplative isolation afforded by these long journeys have become an important site of production for the artist. By combining personal allusions with more universally recognizable references, Murillo aligns his paintings with art historical movements that conceptualized art not as a hermetic language but rather as a critical tool for interpreting a world outside of itself—comprising, as he notes, "an accumulation of thought, gesture, discourse, action and motion." Published on the occasion of the artist's exhibition of paintings and works on paper at David Zwirner, Hong Kong, in 2018, the build-up of content and information is accompanied by an essay by Victor Wang, who attests to Murillo's work as being guided by mobility.
Published by Haus der Kunst/David Zwirner Books. Edited by Okwui Enwezor, Anna Schneider. Introduction by Okwui Enwezor. Text by Emma Enderby, Anna Schneider.
With a body of powerful paintings, installations and video works, Colombian-born artist Oscar Murillo (born 1986) has distinguished himself as one of his generation’s leading voices.
Published on the occasion of Murillo’s 2017 solo exhibition at Haus der Kunst in Munich, this volume––the first dedicated overview of his career to date––presents the artist’s multifaceted practice from every angle. Murillo became widely recognized in his early twenties for his large-scale paintings that drew on both personal and art-historical references. Since then, Murillo has been consistently interested in approaches to art making that are not rooted in the dominant Western value system, while remaining guided by his own aesthetic. With an introduction by Okwui Enwezor and new scholarship by Anna Schneider and Emma Enderby, this publication offers critical insight into Murillo’s complex, vibrant body of work.
Published by David Zwirner Books. Text by Clara Dublanc, Oscar Murillo, Belisario Caicedo.
How do communities define themselves, and how can a single individual—an artist—help facilitate communication between them and the larger world? Frequencies is a long-term project conceived by Oscar Murillo (born 1986) in collaboration with writer Clara Dublanc that begins to offer answers to these questions through painting and drawing. In 2013 Murillo began sending squares of raw canvas to selected schools in over 20 countries around the world, with the sole requirement that they be affixed to desks and illustrated by students. The canvases would stay there for a period of time and then be re-collected by the artist. Within weeks of their arrival, children from places as disparate as China and Slovenia began to draw, paint, write and communicate, creating documents of their experiences. Frequencies catalogues the first year of Murillo’s exploration, with photographs of the participants and the project’s myriad stages.
Published by Rubell Family Collection. Text by Liam Gillick, Nicola Lees, Johnathan P. Watts. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
This volume documents the first U.S. solo exhibition of Colombian-born, London-based artist Oscar Murillo (born 1986), held at the Rubell Family Collection in Florida in 2013. Over the course of a five-week residency in the summer of 2012, Murillo took over a 60-foot space at the Rubell, as well as its sculpture garden, to create 32 works, including five massive paintings, all of which are reproduced here. These works were informed by Murillo's exposure to Miami's Latin culture, as well as a weekend visit to his native Colombia and the gigantic proportions of the exhibition space itself. Two of the largest works are abstract; three are inscribed with words evoking colonial and/or Western appropriation ("mango," "chorizo" and "yoga"); all display the heavily worked surfaces for which Murillo is well known. Also included here is photo documentation of the exhibition's preparation and an interview with the artist.
PUBLISHER Rubell Family Collection
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8 x 10.25 in. / 112 pgs / 56 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 4/30/2014 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2014 p. 128
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780982119587TRADE List Price: $24.99 CDN $27.50