Oscar Murillo

Year and place of birth: 1986, La Paila, Colombia Location: London, United Kingdom

Oscar Murillo's artistic career was launched less than ten years ago. He was discovered at an exhibition in Miami in 2012, the year he completed his studies. It was not long before his works were selling for several hundred thousands of dollars. To the artist's frustration, the spectacular figures detracted from the actual work, which is much more complex and in which other, less tradable values such as experimentation, process and community building take precedence. Murillo's solo exhibitions, which are usually accompanied by performances, are social statements. His work is about displacement – he emigrated from Columbia to the United Kingdom as a child –and makes connections between diverse worlds. Murillo aims to expose the feelings surrounding displacement and to ultimately overcome them through community building.

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