Mark Murphy

Waiting

42cm x 30cm

All Talk

42cm x 30cm

The Bather

42cm x 30cm

Balance #1

70cm x 30cm

Standing

42cm x 30cm

Sitting

42cm x 30cm

Scottish Onsen

42cm x 30cm

Rising Tide

42cm x 30cm

Passing

42cm x 30cm

New Neighbours

42cm x 30cm

Lollipop Pickers

42cm x 30cm

Downstairs

42cm x 30cm

Croquet Boy

42cm x 30cm

Croquet Boys

60cm x 42cm

Croquet Boy 2

42cm x 30cm

Croquet Boy 1

42cm x 30cm

Balance #2

61cm x 30cm

Electricity

42cm x 30cm

The Bird

33.5cm x 30cm

Signed, embossed limited edition giclee prints

Prices from £150

 

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or call +44 (0)121 236 5444

 

Mark Murphy plays with scale and form to produce simple, surreal pieces. Appropriating pictures from books and magazines from the past 60 years, his work reflects upon modern culture by literally slicing apart its imagery and reassembling it into striking, disjointed combinations. Based on random associations of discordant images, his compositions can be humorous, uncanny, political and thought provoking as in ‘For that moment at least, everything balanced precariously on the prospect of big bucks…’  where the playful image also functions as a social commentary on economic inequality.

 

Mark Murphy is an artist, designer and musician living and working in Birmingham.  His work has been exhibited internationally (New York, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin) and nationally (London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Format 2019).  He has been published internationally (Crack Magazine, 2017) and in a specially created book REMAINS to accompany an exhibition of the same name.