Portrait of a Fat Man, on display until 31 May.

Oliver Osborne

Oliver Osborne (Edinburgh, 1985) lives and works in Berlin. His work brings together elements of abstraction, figuration and appropriation. Silk-screens of appropriated cartoons, pages from language textbooks, large multi-panelled monochrome canvases, embroidery and precisely executed paintings are all part of his repertoire. By using this broad visual language he attempts to push against the traditional divergence between abstraction and figuration, and understand what potential the act of painting still holds within contemporary art.

Oliver Osborne holds a BA in Fine Art (2008) from Chelsea College of Art and a postgraduate diploma (2011) from the Royal Academy Schools, London. He has held solo and two-person exhibitions at Braunsfelder, Cologne (2020); Gió Marconi, Milan (2019, 2015); Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (2018); Moran Moran, Los Angeles (with Peles Empire) (2018); Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin (2017); Peles Empire, Berlin (2016); Vilma Gold, London (2016, 2013); Catherine Bastide, Brussels (2015); Isbrytaren/Carl Kostyál, Stockholm (2015); Frutta, Rome (2013). Group exhibitions include The Perimeter, London (2018); Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2017); Max Hetzler, Berlin (2017); Pace Gallery, London (2014); Liverpool Biennial and ICA London (2012).

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Edinburgh, UK, 1985
Lives and works in Berlin

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