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Oscar Murillo (b. 1986)

Colombian, b. 1986

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Oscar Murillo (b. 1986)

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Colombian, b. 1986

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Biography

Oscar Murillo’s calligraphic mixed-media paintings and sculptural objects illustrate his fascination with failure, incompleteness, and the studio experience. Using work taken from the peripheries of his studio, typically left on the floor to gather dust, dirt, and fluid stains, he restructures these objects into new creations: paintings initially discarded as failures are appropriated and reconfigured as an opportunity to explore archaeology, ruin, and failure itself. Though conceptually different, Murillo’s calligraphic aesthetic evokes the signature style of Cy Twombly.

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Solo show at a major institution
Haus der Kunst, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 2 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 5 more
Biography

Oscar Murillo’s calligraphic mixed-media paintings and sculptural objects illustrate his fascination with failure, incompleteness, and the studio experience. Using work taken from the peripheries of his studio, typically left on the floor to gather dust, dirt, and fluid stains, he restructures these objects into new creations: paintings initially discarded as failures are appropriated and reconfigured as an opportunity to explore archaeology, ruin, and failure itself. Though conceptually different, Murillo’s calligraphic aesthetic evokes the signature style of Cy Twombly.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Haus der Kunst, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 5 more
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