Edition of 75
42 cm x 29.7 cm
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About the artwork
Osborne has become best known for his large-scale paintings combining abstract fields of colour with black and white cartoons drawn from European textbooks. These often abut intimate closeups of plants, fruits and bodies, unapologetically skilled renderings which stage playful juxtapositions between immediately recognizable genres. While Osborne's cartoon images are identifiably appropriated, the artist has related how his photo-realistic works are also appropriations of 'a certain type of painting', within which oil painting might be considered another 'technology' through which to produce images.
About the artist
Oliver Osborne (b. 1985, Edinburgh, UK) is a Scottish-born painter, who lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include: European Paintings, Peles Empire, Berlin, Germany (2016); False Friends Falsche Freunde, Vilma Gold, London (2016); The Neck, Giò Marconi, Milan (2015); Frutta, Roma, Italy (2013); Vilma Gold, London, UK (2013); Buy A Good Bed And Good Shoes, If You Are Not In One You Are In The Other, Peles Empire, London (2010). Oliver Osborne is represented by Vilma Gold, London.
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