The London-based artist Oscar Murillo has taken over the Aspen Art Museum. The artist is currently displaying a solo exhibition entitled “Social Altitude.” Known for a solo exhibition entitled “Social Altitude, his work sheds light on socio-political issues, globalization, and cultural exchange. His latest exhibition features a series of large-scale paintings, immersive installations, and much more. The exhibition also features drawings and sculptures, as well as performance art.
One of the highlights is a mixed-media work called Frequencies (Bright Horizons Children Home School, Kathmandu, Nepal) 2013. With this work, the artist is touching upon the need for education reform in Nepal. The Bright Horizon Website indicates: “With an average annual per capita income of 750 dollars, Nepal is one of the 20 poorest countries in the world; life expectancy is 66 years for men and 69 years for women, the lowest in Asia. Almost half the children are chronically undernourished.”
Coinciding with the exhibition, Murillo sat down with Lucas Zwirner and Callaloo literary magazine founder, Charles Henry Rowell. They discussed everything from his art to his creative process. Murillo stated: “In my personal experience, it was also in the image of the context in which I was growing up in, and I always advocate for the working class first and not the diaspora. For me, the working class is so much more pivotal then to have a conversation purely and simply.”
Check out a few select works in the images below and find out more from the Aspen Art Museum while you’re at it. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more from the art department coming soon.
Photos via Aspen Art Museum