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John Osgood urban portrait painting of a man titled "The Pieces We Are Made Of" available for purchase at Voss Gallery for $720
John Osgood "In Plain Sight" Exhibition at Voss Gallery in San Francisco, Contemporary Urban Art
John Osgood "In Plain Sight" Exhibition at Voss Gallery in San Francisco, Contemporary Urban Art

Voss Gallery

The Pieces We Are Made Of

John Osgood

The Pieces We Are Made Of, 2019
Acrylic & Oil on Wood Panel
20 x 16 x 1.5 in

Signed on Lower Left

“'The Pieces We Are Made Of' is the most distinctively Picasso-esque piece of the exhibit, featuring various angles of the subject’s face to reflect on issues of nostalgia and collective memory. As the title suggests, the human consciousness is a conglomerated collage of diverse influences and experiences. Osgood duplicates the subject’s eyes to create a warped effect, and in these different eyes, viewers can see all of the figures that the subject has encountered in their life. Slivers of black paint dotted with a galaxy of colors populate the side of the portrait, lending a sense of transcendentality to the image, as if there is more to the world than the human eye can fathom. The contrast between the golden yellow of the right half and the cooler blue of the left half is strikingly dynamic, while the lines and shapes within the face interact to form movement and texture.—Luna Khalil, The Daily Californian. Read the article!

This work was included in John Osgood's "In Plain Sight" solo exhibition at Voss Gallery (May 20 - June 20, 2020). View install images of the exhibition.


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Artwork is ready to hang on the wall; hanging wire is secured on the back (picture hanging hook and nail needed). Dust with a microfiber cloth to clean.


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