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Ciarán Murphy (IE, 1978) presents a group of new paintings at GRIMM Keizersgracht in Amsterdam. This exhibition marks a decade of collaboration between the artist and the gallery.

In Ciarán Murphy’s paintings we encounter an unsettling array of things; sticks, rocks, martian landscapes, insects, interiors, hands, letters, blank screens, architectural feature and geometric shapes. Objects seem in varying states of flux: things float, or seem in the midst of changing form, while other things seem barely there, are entirely absent, or in various states of becoming. They all seem to have in one way or another a vexed relationship to gravity.

 


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Firecraft

Ciarán Murphy

2017

Oil on linen

55 x 55 cm | 21 5/8 x 21 5/8 in

Plein air

Ciarán Murphy

2017

Oil on canvas

40 x 40 cm | 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in

Hand / Wrist

Ciarán Murphy

2017

Oil and acrylic on canvas

35 x 45 cm | 13 3/4 x 17 3/4 in

Arrivals

Ciarán Murphy

2017

Watercolor, gouache and oil on canvas

60 x 50 cm | 23 5/8 x 19 3/4 in

Grounded

Ciarán Murphy

2017

Oil on canvas

50 x 60 cm | 19 3/4 x 23 5/8 in

Wait inside

Ciarán Murphy

2017

Oil on linen

70 x 80 cm | 27 1/2 x 31 1/2 in


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