Óscar Muñoz Biografías 2002, five-channel video installation with sound, courtesy of the artist and Galería Alcuadrado
AGNSW Contemporary Project
Colombian artist Óscar Muñoz is something of a gentle magician. His ‘disappearing drawings’ are poignant and beautiful, combining consummate skill with conceptual subtlety and rigour.
The five-channel video installation Biografías is one of a series of works in which portraits slowly vanish, reflecting the disappearance of people on a regular basis in Colombia. In these videos, portraits made of coal dust float on water surfaces before distorting and draining away.
AGNSW Contemporary Projects are supported by Andrew Cameron
19 Feb – 14 Jun 2009
Contemporary project space