Alfonso Ossorio | the artist

The artist Alfonso Ossorio
Born 1916, Manila, Philippines.
Died 1990

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Art Brut,

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For Alfonso Ossorio and Jean Dubuffet ‘the art of the insane and the tormented, the art of the institutionalized and imprisoned, became an art of liberation representing freedom in a claustrophobic world. The ‘formlessness’ of Raw Art was as much a confirmation for them, at mid-century, as the traditional formality of African art had been for the Cubists at the end of the [previous] century.
Blow in the Face
Interview with the artist

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