Osorio's objects and installations pulsate with energy and vitality, reflecting passionate political and cultural feelings expressed in abundantly excessive and overripe creations. The theatricality of his complex installations stems in part from his exploration of the rich communicative potential of theater and dance performance. Individual sculptures such as La Bicicleta, El Chandelier, and installations such as Badge of Honor are . . .

photo: Andrew Connors
My work is socially relevant because that is the need I see in the community. Our community doesn't like the idea of art for art's sake and they expect art to talk to them and be part of their lives.1