Ciarán Murphy’s enigmatic paintings such as L-2 take their starting point from a wide-ranging and ever growing archive of images, found, collected and carefully arranged into categories by the artist. This unseen archive forms the backbone that haunts the finished works. Through a process of editing, erasing, overwriting or simply replacing what has been painted and unpainted, the work leaves a sense that is not quite of loss, or absence, but rather the presence of a non-thing.
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||120 x 150 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection, 2017|
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