Oscar Murillo

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  • Oscar Murillo

    'if I was to draw a line, this journey started approximately 400km north of the equator', 2013. Installation view at the South London Gallery.

    Photo: Mark Blower. Image courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York/London.

    Oscar Murillo
  • Oscar Murillo

    'if I was to draw a line, this journey started approximately 400km north of the equator', 2013. Installation view at the South London Gallery.

    Photo: Mark Blower. Image courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York/London.

    Oscar Murillo
  • Oscar Murillo

    'if I was to draw a line, this journey started approximately 400km north of the equator', 2013. Installation view at the South London Gallery.

    Photo: Mark Blower. Image courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York/London.

    Oscar Murillo

Oscar Murillo

'if I was to draw a line, this journey started approximately 400km north of the equator', 2013. Installation view at the South London Gallery.

Photo: Mark Blower. Image courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York/London.

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Timothy

Elegantly gritty, this show brings together beautifully the different elements of the artist's practice - studio, thought process, development, canvas - nowadays. Where so much expectation was placed upon him, Oscar cleverly subverts this expectation of how to present art in the exhibition. Definitely more worthy of the three stars given!

Charles

In the recent mid-season New York auctions the canvases of Oscar Murillo made between $200,000-400,000, he is also featured in the upcoming auctions in London to coincide with Frieze week where his work should also fetch large prices. The market should not dictate the relevance of an artist and their practice, but it inevitably adds interest and as such it is a good time to see this compact but enlightening show at the South London Gallery. Murillo was born in Colombia but his family immigrated to the UK when he was young, he went through the Royal College of Art but the formative influence of South America still permeates through his work. His practice is varied and includes painting, sculpture, installation and performance and the excitement is seeing how these elements intertwine and overlap. In the South London Gallery the artist recreates his studio space and invites the viewers to walk among the scattered debris directly interacting and evolving the works around them. The notion of community is a strong theme running through his work and the food stuff and beer bottle caps are testament to previous events, giving us the echo of history throughout the exhibition. Enhancing this theme, the artist has devised a lottery for the public admittedly for those who can afford the £2,500 ticket with prizes to be given at Frieze week in October. If there can be a complaint about the exhibition perhaps the lack of a valuable canvas as we have seen at recent auctions would be it, we see the process of the artist but his most valuable final product is sorely lacking. In all though to get a glimpse inside the mind of a current auction darling, this show is well worth a visit.