Original artwork. Acrylic on Canvas 81x56cm.

Created 2019

This piece I created last year that I had lots of things happening in my life and as I mentioned before, I paint to bring calmness to my mind and the beuty of nature and fauna does just that so in between other artworks I would finish my usual late night of painting with a last section of calming work like this one.

Blue bells are lovely flowers and I chosen this piece to be included to the special purchase selection as I feel that in the right setting, this painting will be a lovely decorative piece full of colour and joy.

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Mango Tree Wisdom




Original artwork. Acrylic on Canvas 81x56cm.

Created 2017

This piece I created from a childhood memory I have, of my great gran back in Colombia and a mango tree that existed at the back of the farmhouse in Bolivar, where my gran and family would go to visit. Every time we went there my aunt and I would go and feast from the enormous mangoes that would simply fall off the tree until we could eat no more. I have very fond memories of those days and my great gran, so decided to paint that memory forty-two years later. It is a precious snapshot in my mind of a moment between my great gran and me.

I was over the moon when I managed to trace a relative and got a photo of the tree sent to me after I had finished the painting and happy to see the similarity of the happy mango tree which you can see in the photo.

I think these precious moments echo in all of us, especially when we are parted, and it would be great to find a new home for this work. That is why I have selected it for the special purchase selection.

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Feature story


I meet Julio one night at a trendy art exhibition he’s involved in, in a converted back-street tunnel in South London. Outside, it’s a miserable November night, filled with relentless rain and bitter, sobering winds and people walk through the door happy to finally be warm and dry. It’s the kind of night where you wonder if you might have been better off staying at home in your pyjamas and barricading the doors, but here we ar…

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Little Things That Matter

THE LITTLE THINGS THAT MATTER art exhibition by Julio César Osorio opens on Thursday, 5th of September, 2018 from 6-10PM and will run till Sunday 30th of September 2018.
198 Shaftesbury Avenue,
Charring Cross, Covent Garden
London WC2H 8JL

“Julio is a cool cat. I became aware of his work when I used one of his paintings as the poster image for an exhibition I was curating on the Southbank. It was the stand out piece of the exhibition. His work is vibrant, intelligent, relevant, and quirky. I love his work. Welcome to his world.”
Benjamin Zephaniah

Julio Cesar Osorio is a self-taught artist who discovered his painting talent at the lowest point of his life, when he was incarcerated. His journey as a painter has been an inspiration to others who are in the same situation he was in and the story has been narrated to people through National Prison Radio, to help promote self-discovery in those hard times.
As he continues to paint, the messages behind Julio’s work have evolved from nostalgic origins to more politically charged, evocative themes.

“I like to leave the interpretation of my pieces to the viewer, but at the same time, several of my paintings were created to expose and question issues like freedom of speech and the state of world affairs at present”.
The exhibition has been curated to show two sides of his journey by displaying some of his works produced while in prison – a visual diary of paintings that communicates his oppressed world behind prison walls and his determination to break down barriers to discover inner freedom and hopes for a new future – accompanied by most of his art works created since his release. The latter are big, which he adapted to make a statement about the reversal of the restrictions he had in prison and which most artists take for granted e.g. space, light and canvas size.
“I have focused on my strengths with my use of colour and animals in my creations, which have given me my own style and which I have used to illustrate my thoughts and emotions about the world we live in.”

His works showcase the beauty of the wildlife being wiped out by the appalling greed of corporations and trophy hunters, followed by his latest work which was created as his response to the tactics that Trump used to rally support and win votes in the US elections.

“My painting, A TRAMP WITHOUT RAGS, has been the most time-consuming piece I have created. It is my depiction of the vile individual I think Trump is without going anywhere near the gutter his rhetoric roams.

“Trump has a track record as a sexist, chauvinist male which is a cause for serious concern given his position, and in just one year in office he has practically erased the gender equality advancements achieved through many years of lobbying. The transgender model in the piece represents the female, vulnerable in the workplace where sexual harassment, pay gap divides and the male dominated world, which Trump has very openly made acceptable by degrading women with his words and actions, continue to exist.

“During his campaign his attack on the transgender community serving in the American forces was one of the biggest blows delivered to that community: 29 transgender women were killed in 2017 in the state of Alabama alone. “

In a world in which there is so much beauty, in his artwork Julio asks: why do we give pre-eminence to such ugliness.