ABOUT TAMARA OSSO
“My work is about an awareness of the body in space. Movement is a central theme to my process and is ever-present. The tactile act of painting allows this awareness to become actualised. I find dynamic form through painting derived from my daily rituals and movements. Painting is both a distancing mechanism as well as a proprioceptive experience. It assists me in reorganising the structure of things and helps me to position myself in the world. The dancer in me revels in such an adaptive process like painting and my work seeks to translate moments of physical interaction; be they joyous, difficult, or mundane. I like how these moments can be suspended, extended, or revisited. They therefore subscribe to the notion that personal, physical intimacy is valuable.”
20 years of making and moving
2018 PGCE teaching certificate (with distinction) at WITS University.
2014 The University of the Witwatersrand Masters (with Distinction) in Fine Art
2010 The University of Witwatersrand. Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts.
SAMA Award Winner 2010
The Parlotones; Push me to the floor. Winner MK Award for Best Music Video 2010 Winner SAMA Award for Best Music Video 2010 Directed by Jolyon Ellis and Francis Gavin Produced & Edited by Francis Gavin Performance Coach Janine King Featuring Tandi Meikle and Kahn Morbee DoP Garreth Fradgley Production Manager Janine King. Production Design by Tamara Osso, Ruth Rom & Robin de Jager.
Sasol New Signatures Finalist 2009