An installation view of the exhibition Oscar Murillo: binary function, at David Zwirner London, dated 2015.

Oscar Murillo

binary function

David Zwirner is pleased to present Oscar Murillo's first exhibition at the gallery in London, which includes new paintings and drawings as well as sculptural, sound, and film elements.

The exhibition's title, binary function, refers to the pairings that permeate Murillo's multifaceted practice. For the artist, the notion of the binary is not oppositional; instead, these pairings work and play against one another to create a dialogue that exceeds individual works.

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An untitled work on paper by Oscar Murillo, dated 2015.

Oscar Murillo

Untitled, 2015
Oil and graphite on paper
21 5/8 x 16 5/8 inches (54.7 x 42.3 cm)
An installation by Oscar Murillo, titled conditions yet not known, dated 2014 to 2015.

Oscar Murillo

conditions yet not known, 2014-2015
Installation in three (3) parts Part 1: Clay, C-print, and wood Part 2: Stacked canvas, steel pallets, steel trollies, steel tables, electronic scale, corn, and clay Part 3: Oil on canvas
Part 1: 31 1/2 x 12 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches (80 x 32 x 14 cm) Part 2, three (3) pallets with stacked canvas: a) 19 6/8 x 51 1/4 x 57 1/2 inches (50 x 130 x 146 cm) b) 2 3/4 x 59 1/8 x 52 3/4 inches (7 x 150 x 134 cm) c) 2 1/4 x 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches (5.5 x 120 x 120 cm) Part 2, electronic scale with stacked canvas: 33 7/8 x 52 x 69 3/8 inches (86 x 132 x 176 cm) Part 2, two (2) sets of tables with stacked canvas, corn, and clay: a) 86 1/4 x 93 3/8 x 53 5/8 inches (219 x 237 x 136 cm) b) 107 1/8 x 90 5/8 x 41 inches (272 x 230 x 104 cm) Part 2, five (5) steel trollies with corn and clay, each: 23 1/2 x 47 x 29 1/4 inches (59.5 x 119.2 x 74.3 cm) Part 3: 39 3/8 x 59 1/8 x 1 3/8 inches (100 x 150 x 3.5 cm)

Known for his large-scale paintings, Oscar Murillo's expanding practice, which includes performance, sculpture, installation, and video, has helped define him as one of the most dynamic artists of his generation. Local in his interest in community and family, but global in his approach to art making, Murillo's creative explorations present us with some of the most pressing questions facing us today: how do communities define themselves, and how can a single individual—an artist—help facilitate communication between them and the larger world? 

A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled lessons in aesthetics & productivity (0), dated 2015.

Oscar Murillo

lessons in aesthetics and productivity (0), 2015
Oil and oil stick on canvas
70 7/8 x 70 7/8 x 1 5/8 inches (180 x 180 cm)
A work on paper by Oscar Murillo, titled Untitled, dated 2015.

Oscar Murillo

Untitled, 2015
Oil and graphite on paper in white maple frame
21 5/8 x 16 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches (54.7 x 42.3 x 4 cm)
An untitled work on paper by Oscar Murillo, dated 2015.

Oscar Murillo

Untitled, 2015
Oil and graphite on paper
21 5/8 x 16 5/8 inches (54.7 x 42.3 cm)
A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled pork, oriental, tea, dated 2014 to 2015.

Oscar Murillo

pork, oriental, tea, 2014-2015
Oil and oil stick on canvas and linen
88 5/8 x 88 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches (225 x 225 x 4 cm)
A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled binary #1, dated 2015.

Oscar Murillo

binary #1, 2015
Oil on canvas
15 3/4 x 11 7/8 x 7/8 inches (40 x 30 x 2 cm)
A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled day shift, dated 2015.

Oscar Murillo

day shift, 2015
Oil on canvas and linen with steel railing
Railing and canvas: 141 x 161 x 7 7/8 inches (358 x 409 x 20 cm) Canvas: 141 x 87 3/8 inches (358 x 222 cm)
A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled catalyst #3, dated 2015.

Oscar Murillo

catalyst #3, 2015
Oil, oil stick, and dirt on canvas
78 3/4 x 65 x 1 5/8 inches (200 x 165 x 4 cm)
A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled material alignment #18, dated 2013 to 2015.

Oscar Murillo

material alignment #18, 2013-2015
Oil, oil stick, spray paint, and dirt on canvas
78 3/4 x 78 3/4 inches (200 x 200 cm)
A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled 100% vita, dated 2014-2015.

Oscar Murillo

100% vita, 2014-2015
Oil and oil stick on canvas and linen
78 3/4 x 78 3/4 x 1 5/8 inches (200 x 200 x 4 cm)
A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled catalyst #1, dated 2015.

Oscar Murillo

catalyst #1, 2015
Oil, oil stick and dirt on canvas
78 3/4 x 65 x 1 5/8 inches (200 x 165 x 4 cm)
A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled Untitled, dated 2015.

Oscar Murillo

Untitled, 2015
Oil on paper in white maple frame
17 5/8 x 16 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches (44.6 x 41.6 x 4 cm)
A video by Oscar Murillo, titled meet me! Mr. Superman, dated 2013 to 2015.

Oscar Murillo

meet me! Mr. Superman, 2013-2015
Video projection, 1:16 min (loop), color, sound
Overall dimensions vary
A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled meandering - black wall, dated 2014 to 2015.

Oscar Murillo

meandering - black wall, 2014-2015
Oil, dirt, corn, and clay on canvas and copper wire
As installed: 119 3/8 x 387 3/8 x 15 inches (303 x 984 x 38 cm)
An installation by Oscar Murillo, titled conditions yet not known, dated 2014 to 2015.

Oscar Murillo

conditions yet not known, 2014-2015
Installation in three (3) parts Part 1: Clay, C-print, and wood Part 2: Stacked canvas, steel pallets, steel trollies, steel tables, electronic scale, corn, and clay Part 3: Oil on canvas
Part 1: 31 1/2 x 12 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches (80 x 32 x 14 cm) Part 2, three (3) pallets with stacked canvas: a) 19 6/8 x 51 1/4 x 57 1/2 inches (50 x 130 x 146 cm) b) 2 3/4 x 59 1/8 x 52 3/4 inches (7 x 150 x 134 cm) c) 2 1/4 x 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches (5.5 x 120 x 120 cm) Part 2, electronic scale with stacked canvas: 33 7/8 x 52 x 69 3/8 inches (86 x 132 x 176 cm) Part 2, two (2) sets of tables with stacked canvas, corn, and clay: a) 86 1/4 x 93 3/8 x 53 5/8 inches (219 x 237 x 136 cm) b) 107 1/8 x 90 5/8 x 41 inches (272 x 230 x 104 cm) Part 2, five (5) steel trollies with corn and clay, each: 23 1/2 x 47 x 29 1/4 inches (59.5 x 119.2 x 74.3 cm) Part 3: 39 3/8 x 59 1/8 x 1 3/8 inches (100 x 150 x 3.5 cm)
A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled HSBC, pork pashtuk, dated 2014-2015.

Oscar Murillo

HSBC, pork pashtuk, 2014-2015
Oil and oil stick on canvas and linen
114 1/4 x 98 1/2 x 1 5/8 inches (290 x 250 x 4 cm)
A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled tea, HSBC, grid, dated 2013-2015.

Oscar Murillo

tea, HSBC, grid, 2013-2015
Oil and oil stick on canvas and linen
98 1/2 x 98 1/2 x 1 5/8 inches (250 x 250 x 4 cm)
A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled pork, oriental, tea, dated 2014 to 2015.

Oscar Murillo

pork, oriental, tea, 2014-2015
Oil and oil stick on canvas and linen
88 5/8 x 88 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches (225 x 225 x 4 cm)
A work on paper by Oscar Murillo, titled Untitled, dated 2015.

Oscar Murillo

Untitled, 2015
Oil and graphite on paper in white maple frame
21 5/8 x 16 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches (54.7 x 42.3 x 4 cm)
A work on paper by Oscar Murillo, titled Untitled, dated 2015.

Oscar Murillo

Untitled, 2015
Oil and graphite on paper in white maple frame
21 5/8 x 16 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches (54.7 x 42.3 x 4 cm)
An untitled work on paper by Oscar Murillo, dated 2015.

Oscar Murillo

Untitled, 2015
Oil and graphite on paper
21 5/8 x 16 5/8 inches (54.7 x 42.3 cm)
A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled Untitled, dated 2015.

Oscar Murillo

Untitled, 2015
Oil and graphite on paper in white maple frame
21 5/8 x 16 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches (54.7 x 42.3 x 4 cm)
A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled Untitled, dated 2015.

Oscar Murillo

Untitled, 2015
Oil and graphite on paper in white maple frame
21 5/8 x 16 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches (54.7 x 42.3 x 4 cm)
An untitled work on paper by Oscar Murillo, dated 2015.

Oscar Murillo

Untitled, 2015
Oil and graphite on paper
21 5/8 x 16 5/8 inches (54.7 x 42.3 cm)
A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled lessons in aesthetics & productivity (0), dated 2015.

Oscar Murillo

lessons in aesthetics and productivity (0), 2015
Oil and oil stick on canvas
70 7/8 x 70 7/8 x 1 5/8 inches (180 x 180 cm)

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