Painting, identity and injustice: Howardena Pindell and Oscar Murillo

With major gallery shows in London, the two artists discuss their multifarious art practices

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Howardena Pindell and Oscar Murillo have shows on in London © Nathan Keay 2018 (Pindell) © Greg Lin Jiajie (Murillo)

Howardena Pindell and Oscar Murillo have shows on in London © Nathan Keay 2018 (Pindell) © Greg Lin Jiajie (Murillo)

The Week in Art

From breaking news and insider insights to exhibitions and events around the world, the team at The Art Newspaper picks apart the art world’s big stories with the help of special guests. An award-winning podcast hosted by Ben Luke, The Week in Art is sponsored by Christie’s.

We talk to two artists of different generations as they open new London shows. Howardena Pindell discusses the use of the circle in her abstract paintings, its origins in segregation in the US and the resistance to her art that she encountered among her peers. And Oscar Murillo reflects on his journey from rural Colombia to the UK, its effect on his multifarious art and why it is only now that he is doing a pure painting show for the first time.

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