Alejandro Ospina

Overview

Ospina's works tackle the newly arisen problem of resolving the freedom of visual movement we experience in the digital realm into the forms and boundaries of a traditional painting.

 

Alejandro Ospina uses mixed media to explore the evolution of our changing relationship with image in the digital age, creating a fusion of the traditional and the neo-technological.  Freezing the digital movement we have become so attuned to into a multi-faceted palimpsest which evokes evolution and change.  Ospina creates a collage of subconscious images which find their way into deep corners of our psyche, where they are disentangled and translated into the language of the conscious mind.

 

Ospina has widely exhibited in the United Kingdom and North and South America including at the Saatchi Gallery, the Creekside Open, ArtBo, SParte, the Royal Academy Summer Show, and the IMT Gallery, among others. He has also had ten solo exhibitions that have been held both in London and Colombia, most recently at Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York, in 2016 and forthcoming in March 2018.

Works
  • Alejandro Ospina, Dig 16, 2017
    Alejandro Ospina
    Dig 16, 2017
  • Alejandro Ospina, 53 - seconds, 2016
    Alejandro Ospina
    53 - seconds, 2016
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 23, 2017
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 23, 2017
  • Alejandro Ospina, Frank Feliz, 2017
    Alejandro Ospina
    Frank Feliz, 2017
  • Alejandro Ospina, Higher In The Sky, 2018
    Alejandro Ospina
    Higher In The Sky, 2018
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 69, 2018
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 69, 2018
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 67, 2018
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 67, 2018
  • Alejandro Ospina, Moves and Checks and Slays, 2016
    Alejandro Ospina
    Moves and Checks and Slays, 2016
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 62, 2018
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 62, 2018
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 61, 2018
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 61, 2018
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 56, 2018
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 56, 2018
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 57, 2018
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 57, 2018
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 70, 2018
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 70, 2018
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 43, 2017
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 43, 2017
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 50, 2018
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 50, 2018
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 71, 2018
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 71, 2018
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 65, 2018
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 65, 2018
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 10, 2017
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 10, 2017
  • Alejandro Ospina, Not Even Me - Cucaracha Training, 2019
    Alejandro Ospina
    Not Even Me - Cucaracha Training, 2019
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 41, 2017
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 41, 2017
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 40, 2017
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 40, 2017
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 64, 2018
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 64, 2018
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 53, 2018
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 53, 2018
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 78, 2018
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 78, 2018
  • Alejandro Ospina, Lost at Sea, 2016
    Alejandro Ospina
    Lost at Sea, 2016
  • Alejandro Ospina, Not Even Me - A Bit Early in the Day, 2019
    Alejandro Ospina
    Not Even Me - A Bit Early in the Day, 2019
  • Alejandro Ospina, Shouting At Tea, 2019
    Alejandro Ospina
    Shouting At Tea, 2019
  • Alejandro Ospina, Supergirl 26, 2017
    Alejandro Ospina
    Supergirl 26, 2017
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Biography

Alejandro Ospina (b. 1970) was born in Cali, Colombia. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, the New York Studio School and Duke University in the United States. Working predominantly on canvas, Ospina uses mixed media to bring the traditional medium of canvas and his New Media subjects together. In his early work Ospina used portraits taken from the internet and transferred them to works on canvas in order to engage with the current discourse of identity and representation. The artist’s newer works utilise images of riot scenes from news reports and melds them into chaotic scenes of bedroom interiors and architectural spaces. His work reuses and fuses many types of imagery and becomes a commentary on social media and the colliding worlds that interact with one another in the virtual realm. Ospina explains: “I try to work in ways that reflect continuous changes in attention at a rate and method that would have seemed absurd before the arrival of the Internet, simulating what happens in our minds when we jump from image to image accumulating and merging layers of visual information. I want the work to reflect how the Internet has mutated the way we look at sets of images or contemplate a stream of information.” Ospina has widely exhibited in the United Kingdom and North and South America including at the Saatchi Gallery, the Creekside Open, ArtBo, SParte, the Royal Academy Summer Show, and the IMT Gallery, among others. He has also had ten solo exhibitions that have been held both in London and Colombia, most recently at Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York, in 2016 and forthcoming in March 2018.