Published on the occasion of Oscar Murillo’s 2017 solo exhibition at Haus der Kunst, Munich, this is the first monographic overview of the breadth of his practice, which encompasses painting, installations and performance. Murillo’s work explores notions of deconstruction and is often concerned with revealing raw materials and processes;1 this is reflected in the design by taking the traditional format of a cloth bound hard back book and stripping off half of its bookcloth to expose the raw material underneath – in this case greyboard.
The book presents Murillo’s installation-based works and paintings in chronological order. The layout of these spreads reflects the presentation of the works themselves, with paintings centred to the page in a traditional approach, and installations laid out in a more varied manner. Many of the images are aligned to the bottom of their pages, reflecting the way in which Murillo often places his works on the ground. The interweaving of coloured, coated, uncoated and greyboard papers throughout are a reference to his textural explorations, and the endpapers are printed with close-up photographs of the black and white cloths that feature in his work.