Oliver Osborne: Recent Painting

4654 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, 90016
Mar 04, 5 PM - 8 PM — ends Apr 08, 2023
Tanya Leighton, Los Angeles is pleased to present ‘Recent Painting’, Oliver Osborne’s first solo exhibition in the United States. The new works on view build upon the artist’s longstanding interest in locating painting’s identity within the horizon of our globally networked visual culture.

It is not yet fully apparent what constitutes twenty-first-century painting or how it might disentangle itself from the long shadow of the West’s triumphal narratives of art. Pursuing this question, Osborne uses anachronism to subtly scramble painting’s many grammars to introduce the inflections of one period into another and play with the tradition's languages and our fluency with them. The new works in this exhibition use portraiture as an archetype to enjoy the tradition’s odd ability to combine the legible with the ineffable.

Oliver Osborne (born in 1985 in Edinburgh) lives and works in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Mantegna’s Dead Christ’ at Union Pacific, London, ‘A Portrait of a Fat Man for Düsseldorf’ at JVDW, Düsseldorf and ‘German Afternoons’, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, all in 2022. He also has held solo exhibitions at Galeria Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca in 2021; Braunsfelder, Cologne in 2020; Gió Marconi, Milan in 2019; Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn in 2018; Tanya Leighton, Berlin in 2017, among others.

Other recent exhibitions include ‘kSuL22svwBxgJ2Z’ at Pas une Orange,Barcelona in 2021; ‘Osborne/Empire’ at Moran Moran, Los Angeles in 2018; ‘Plant Scenery of the World’ at Inverleith House, Edinburgh, ‘Home is not a place’ at the German Embassy, London in 2017 and ‘Summerfest’ at Max Hetzler, Berlin in 2017; ‘The Written Trace’ at Paul Kasmin, New York and ‘The Funnies’ at MOT International, Brussels in 2015; ‘The Go Between’ at Museo di Capodimonte, Naples and Sprovieri, London, and ‘Everything Falls Faster Than An Anvil’ Pace Gallery, London in 2014; and ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’ at ICA, London in 2012. Osborne’s work has been the subject of catalogues published by Braunsfelder, Cologne in 2020; Bonner Kunstverein in2018 and Mousse in 2016.

The exhibition will be open Tuesday to Saturday, 11–6pm.

For further information and images please contact info@tanyaleighton.com.

Oliver Osborne
'Recent Painting (10 Leaves)', 2022