Creativity of the artist Oscar Murillo
Oscar Murillo, a young artist from Colombia, The New York Times called “the most talked about young artist in the world.”
Although he does not recognize this title. “Do not use this quote from the New York Times magazine. Americans are terrible, ” – says Oscar Murillo. And the criticism is compared with the artist’s work with Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Oscar Murillo lives and works in London. In addition to paintings, the master still conducts bright performances, which he describes as “some collective action and communication between people.” Performances and painting of the artist are closely related. Before interpreting his work, the artist suggests looking at the performance. Only when you perceive all the works as one whole, you can understand the idea of Oscar Murillo.
For example, on one of the artist’s paintings was written the word “yoga”. He arranged a performance. Animals die from eating too much! Yoga at the Hotel Gallery in London. During the performance, the girls were engaged in yoga on pieces of the artist’s paintings. During another performance, the artist turned his painting into a tablecloth. All visitors to Carlos / Ishikawa Gallery could eat, get acquainted and communicate at a table on which instead of a tablecloth there was a picture of Oscar Murillo.
“Art is like wine. Sometimes the older it is, the more delicious. Or like cheese that gets better when it gets old. For me, the sense of time is very important. I mean how much time I spend as an artist with my materials. It is not at all necessary that at that moment I create a job – I can just knowingly be around.
Take, for example, your shoes. You do not think about them every minute, but just put on and go, and they stay on their feet and most likely become really comfortable in six months after you bought them. I used this technique in my series Frequencies. This is a series of canvases created by children. Each canvas was in their classrooms for 6 months. Even if they did not want to paint on canvas, they still touched it every day. They left traces, even when they did not plan to do this, ” – Oscar Murillo comments on his work.