Infinite Within

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Just 'cause you feel it, doesn't mean it's there, 2011 Ballpoint Pen On Canvas 96'' X 96'' © Rivera & Rivera
Infinite Within

454 North Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
July 30th, 2011 - August 22nd, 2011
Opening: July 30th, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

west hollywood/b.h.
Tuesday - Saturday, 11-6pm and by appointment


RIVERA & RIVERA is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by artist Miguel Osuna. Infinite Within reconstructs his landscape work by abstracting the connotation of infinity in Osuna’s earlier speed-driven landscape works of ephemeral nature. Osuna pays meticulous attention to detail, fabricating the works with an obsessive and celestial sense of infinity, while reinventing the untraditional ballpoint pen medium. The opening reception will take place Saturday, July 30, 2011 from 6-8 p.m.

While Osuna’s earlier landscapes blur the lines between representation and abstraction, his new body of work lies fully in abstraction. Osuna describes his work as an attempt to “remind the viewer of synapse connections, membranes in three-dimensional environments or endless connections between multiple points.” His mode shifts from a concentration of the observer to the observed, by taking an introverted look at the human psyche, revealing connotations of an inner thought process, and demonstrating the abstract portraits of the various states of mind the artist endured while executing the work. As Osuna states, the work “glimpses into often intimidating worlds that inhabit within us.” The concepts of infinity and the origin of the universe have inspired Osuna in creating a non-linear delineated notion. 

The transition from oil to ink has been facile for an artist whose previous architectural studies demand different representational mediums. Rediscovering the pen as a vehicle for his expression is a seemingly natural process that yields representations of contemplating meditation. Miguel Osuna approaches this new body of work with undistracted intensity at the secondary and peripheral factors of the mind, taking pen techniques to extremes of coverage, density, and gradient.

Miguel Osuna was born and raised in Mazatlán, Mexico, and received a degree in Architecture from U.A.G. in Guadalajara, Mexico. His work has been exhibited regularly in numerous solo exhibitions throughout California and Mexico, and he has participated in group shows in both the US and Europe. Osuna currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment. For additional information on Miguel Osuna: Infinite Within, please call 310.713.1635, or email

RIVERA & RIVERA Gallery, located in West Hollywood, is housed in a space designed by the Museum of Contemporary Art's architect, Arata Isozaki. The gallery represents mid-career and established artists. RIVERA & RIVERA's roster of artists have 22 museums shows aligned through 2013, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Long Beach Museum of Art and the Pasadena Museum of California Art