PMW GALLERY


MARC OSBORNE
Art Under Pressure
December 2, 2012 - January 13, 2013




Moongrid #1     16 x 19"
acrylic/ink pen linen
with frame integral to piece
2012




Moongrid #2     17 x 19”      
acrylic/ink pen linen
with frame integral to piece
20
12


 

Moongrid #3     16½ x 20¾”      
acrylic/ink pen linen
with frame integral to piece
2012




Pale Moon     14 x 18"      
acrylic/ink pen linen
with frame integral to piece
2012




Ojo Caliente     10½ x 12¾      
acrylic/ink pen linen
with frame integral to piece
2012




Divide     12½ x 14¾”      
acrylic/ink pen linen
with frame integral to piece
2012




In the Blue Painted in Blue     14⅝ x 17¾”      
acrylic/ink pen linen
with frame integral to piece
2012




Sin Querer Te Quise     15¼ x 17⅜”      
acrylic/ink pen linen
with frame integral to piece
2012




Vertical Gray     13½ x 11½”     
acrylic/ink pen linen
with frame integral to piece
2012




   
Artist's Statement

For the current series of paintings, and in keeping with the theme of this group show –“Art Under Pressure”– I decided to challenge myself to focus on matters that I usually disregard: The choosing of frames and titles for each piece.  I have rarely used frames in past work and generally considered them only for utilitarian purposes.  Similarly, I have always considered titles as secondary, if not irrelevant, and a bit too precious for my taste.

 

I searched for frames that captured my interest and stimulated my imagination.  I found them in various places:  Some were made for me from remnants of other frames by a Hamden framer; others were found in consignment shops from New Haven to New Preston.  I let them sit around for a while, allowing them to slowly awaken my curiosity.  I worked from the frame to create each piece, such that the frame is intrinsic to the piece.

 

I chose each title quickly, with inspired help from knowing friends, and allowed my intuition to guide me.  I worked abstractly, which is the only visual language I use as a painter.  I employed an instinctive geometry in my chosen forms.

 

I found great satisfaction in going against my usual tendencies, and experienced a sense of creative renewal that found its outlet in these works.



Biography

I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, and raised in Italy and Switzerland. I am fluent in four languages and a strong identification with various cultures informs my work.

My art dealer/consultant father helped me to form my artistic sensibility, as did the constant coming and going of client artwork of many periods in my home. 

A talent for song writing and performing led to a record contract, and to the subsequent release of a record of my band, Hand, in 1971. This record has been acknowledged as influential and is being reissued in 2012 in a fortieth anniversary edition by Golden Pavilion Records.

 

Exhibitions

 

PMW Gallery, Stamford, CT                                “Mapa de San Miguel: Inutil para turistas”      2005

                                                                              solo exhibition

 

PMW Gallery, Stamford, CT                                “Geometria del aire de Santa Fe”                   2000

                                                                              solo exhibition                                                      

 

Moira Fitzsimmons Arons Art Gallery                  “The Painting Show”                                       1999

Hamden, CT                                                                                                                                      

 

Moira Fitzsimmons Arons Art Gallery                  solo exhibition                                                 1997

Hamden, CT                                                                                                                                      

 

Fine Framing, Redding, CT                                  solo exhibition                                                 1996

 

John Slade Ely Gallery, New Haven, CT             Connecticut Invitational                                    1995

                                                                               

R&R Gallery, Stamford, CT                                 solo exhibition                                                  1994

                                                                                                                                   

PMW Gallery, Stamford, CT                                solo exhibition                                                  1993











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