Emma Enderby, Okwui Enwezor, Anna Schneider, Munich, 2017.
Hardcover, 281 pp., color illustrations, 11.5 x 9 x 1.5 inches.
With a body of powerful paintings, installations and video works, Colombian-born artist Oscar Murillo (born 1986) has distinguished himself as one of his generation’s leading voices.
Published on the occasion of Murillo’s 2017 solo exhibition at Haus der Kunst in Munich, this volume––the first dedicated overview of his career to date––presents the artist’s multifaceted practice from every angle. Murillo became widely recognized in his early twenties for his large-scale paintings that drew on both personal and art-historical references. Since then, Murillo has been consistently interested in approaches to art making that are not rooted in the dominant Western value system, while remaining guided by his own aesthetic. With an introduction by Okwui Enwezor and new scholarship by Anna Schneider and Emma Enderby, this publication offers critical insight into Murillo’s complex, vibrant body of work.