William Osorio
“The innumerable ancestors that merge within me III”
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Lot Details

oil and acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 in. (122 x 91 cm.)
Year: 2020
Extra Info:

Signed in pencil, verso

Location: Miami, FL

Seller: William Osorio and LnS Gallery, Miami, FL.

The Cuban-born, Miami-based artist William Osorio has developed a distinct style in which his past and present converge to create a hybrid visual language. For the artist, the paintings are portals to invite questioning, as opposed to provide meaning or answers. In that regard, each painting, like the current painting, is a catalyst to contemplate one’s fragility and explore the formation of identity. The latter is enhanced by the harmonized co-existence of primary-colored geometric plains that emphasize the flatness of the work, and, on the other hand, balanced by the thick impasto and heavy brushstrokes that create a lush, tangible ‘skin’ on the surface of the canvas. The multiplicity of hands and faces further disrupt a linear understanding of the subject, subverting an allegedly straight portrait into a three-dimensional study that captures the depth of the human experience. The confluence of contradictions invites viewers to embrace the unknown and unresolved, and find beauty in the journey of becoming.

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