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Experience is grounded in emotion, so I use abstraction to illuminate emotional space, bridging the gap between my humanity and that of the viewer, who uses his/her own emotional awareness to perceive and communicate with my work. The body of my work concentrates on how landscapes look and feel through thoughtful recollection. Whether painting horizons with the postmodern flatness of memory, or deconstructing the topography of quantum physics, landscape informs my perspective and allows the works to travel internally through gradients and color values, and externally, through the kinetic vibrancy of the compositions.
The gestural quality of my compositions conveys the organic motion and momentum of the unwritten language of energy. I put my whole being into the imprints I leave on the canvas with calligraphic movement. These forms are both intuitive and contemplative in structure, and representative of evolutionary ideas manifested through my search and survey of the media that attract me: oils, pigments, ink, and resin.
The canvas provides a self-referential structure for me to explore scale, position and volume of color, form and texture. My latest explorations on surface, reflexion and glare allow me to create my own mini-universe in which I can represent both my understanding and my questioning of the universe at large. Ultimately, my hope is that the viewer shares this microcosm with me, searching for the same ideas, solutions, and emotions that connect us.
Miguel Osuna has been painting and drawing from an early age. He studied architecture in Mexico, and a year after graduating, moved to Los Angeles. He practiced architectural design in diverse industries through 2001. In 2002 he started painting full time while visiting Buenos Aires. Upon return, he engaged in an exploration of Los Angeles, his adopted hometown, through an extensive series of abstract landscape paintings that still continues. His studio practice frequently involves investigations on different techniques, applications and materials. He presented a new body of abstract work, 'SPIN', in Los Angeles in November of 2012. He was invited by the California Department of Transportation to present a solo exhibition at the CALTRANS District 7 Headquarters on November 2013. Works from his new series "The Bends" were included in the 2015 Ping Pong Exhibition in Basel, Switzerland during 2015 Art Basel Art Fair in June, and in Miami Beach when Ping Pong "bounces" in Miami Beach during Art basel Miami, December 2015. His work will be included in the exhibition "Work Over School" at the Craft and Folk Art Museum of Los Angeles in September 2016.
Osuna lives and works in Los Angeles.
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|EN ROUTE SERIES|
ART ASSOCIATION: PING PONG - LOS ANGELES, BASEL AND MIAMI
LAAA - LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION
LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART
CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO
MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART [MOLAA]
CLAREMONT MUSEUM OF ART
KATZEN ARTS CENTER AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
MUSEUM OF ART, MAZATLÁN, MEXICO
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miguel osuna 2016