Oscar Muñoz

Oscar Muñoz was born in Popayán, Colombia and graduated in 1971 from the Escuela de Bellas Artes of Cali where he continues to live and work. For over twenty years, Muñoz has been producing work that investigates the nature of representation by means of unorthodox photographic and mechanical printing techniques, as well as through works that employ video. Often, these images are created using unusual and unstable materials such as human breath, water, light, wax, and dust as ways of calling attention to the precarious nature of human life, narcissism, and altruism.

Narcisos (Narcissi). His work defies characterization by medium, blurring the boundaries between photography, printmaking, drawing, installation, video and sculpture. Although he has abandoned traditional formats, he cleverly utilizes specific technical and conceptual aspects of printmaking-occasionally incorporating self-destructive elements to purposely challenge the consistency of reproduction that is synonymous with printing.  The expressive power of his work is as grounded in the intrinsic qualities of the materials he employs as in the poetic associations they embody.

Exhibition at Shift Gallery, Toronto, Canada; in the framework of aluCine Festival.