PEP0N OSORIO (b. 1955)
photo: Andrew Connors            Trinkets

Pepón Osorio's objects and installations pulsate with energy and vitality. They are typically embellished with plastic toys, baubles, sequins, elaborate fabrics, and other industrially produced materials in colors not found in nature. These knickknacks, or chucherías, as they are called in Spanish, contribute to a vision that celebrates mass culture and the inexpensive, kitsch-laden detritus of contemporary society.