Oscar Murillo

1986 · Colombia

Artist biography

Oscar Murillo is a young emerging artist, who was born in Colombia, like other renowned artists such as Elsa Zambrano, Diego Mazuera, Santiago Pinyol, Angélica Maria Millán Lozano, and Sara Rayo. Oscar Murillo was born in 1986.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Oscar Murillo is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany. Galleries exhibiting Oscar Murillo's work include David Zwirner | London in the United Kingdom, as well as David Zwirner | 69th Street and David Zwirner | 20th Street in the United States. Oscar Murillo's work has most recently been exhibited at David Zwirner | London in the United Kingdom (07 June 2019 until 25 July 2019) with the exhibition Manifestation. Oscar Murillo's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; DESIRE OF THE OTHER (23 September 2018 - 03 October 2018) at Annka Kultys Gallery | London in the United Kingdom and Beings (17 January 2020 - 21 February 2020) at dépendance in Belgium. Oscar Murillo's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called DESIRE OF THE OTHER and took place at Annka Kultys Gallery | London in the United Kingdom from the 23 September 2018 to 03 October 2018.

Oscar Murillo in private collections

On Artland, Louis Kotze includes works by Oscar Murillo, but also others by Farhad Farzali, Shahnaz Aghayeva, and Sarah Derat, critically acclaimed artists and prominent figures of the Art World.

Further Biographical Context for Oscar Murillo

Born in 1986, Oscar Murillo was largely influenced by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse group of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as shown in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Oscar Murillo

  • Artworks in Collections 6
  • Exhibitions 5

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