Ivan Osorio is a painter and a sculptor who works in both traditional figurative and figurative abstraction, and in a variety of different materials.

Exploring the realm of the spirit and imagination in works that refer to his personal self and the world around him, he describes animal and human forms in dramatic expressions that elevate them beyond the merely pictorial.

Each work, often based on recognizable classical and historic antecedents, reaches toward the essence of the human presence or energy of life to touch the viewer emotionally.

Each elicits a personal response and invites participation in a lively gesture and action.

The horse rears up in anticipation, a unicorn strides forward, and children play

Carol Damian
Art critic and History professor