Friday, May 21, 2010

Pepón Osario

Pepón Osorio, best known for large-scale installations, was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, in 1955. Osorio’s pieces, influenced by his experience as a social worker in The Bronx, usually evolve from an interaction with the neighborhoods and people among which he is working. “My principal commitment as an artist is to return art to the community,” he says. His crowded embellished installations bring together Carribean imagery and american kitch, with psychological undertones.