Oscar Murillo b. 1986



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


September 2013


David Zwirner is pleased to announce that the gallery now represents Oscar Murillo. An upcoming solo exhibition is planned for April 2014 at the gallery in New York.


Murillo's large-scale paintings imply action, performance, and chaos, but are in fact methodically composed of rough-hewn, stitched canvases that often incorporate fragments of text as well as studio debris such as dirt and dust. His paintings, video works, and performances are tied to a notion of community stemming from the artist’s cross-cultural ties to London, where he currently lives and works, and Colombia, where he was born in 1986.


In 2007, the artist earned his B.F.A. from the University of Westminster, London, which was followed by his M.F.A. from the Royal College of Art, London in 2012.


Oscar Murillo: Distribution Center marks his first solo show in Los Angeles as well as the inaugural exhibition for The Mistake Room, on view January 18 to April 12, 2014. 


In 2013, Murillo's work was the subject of a major solo exhibition at the South London Gallery. In 2012, he created new paintings on site during a five-week summer residency at the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, which were shown later that year marking his first solo exhibition in the United States. Other recent venues that have exhibited his works and projects include the MAMA Showroom, Rotterdam (2013) and the Serpentine Gallery, London (2012). 


Above: Photograph by Mark Blower