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James Austin Murray
Fundamental Constant

2017

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Oil painting - Ivory black oil paint on canvas, black painting, abstract art James Austin Murray’s paintings seem to undulate as the viewer visually scans the surface of each piece striving to understand the flat plane before them. The way the natural and incandescent light reflects and refracts off the ivory black square is mesmerizing. He creates this optical play by troweling oil paint onto the face of the canvas and then pulling a stiff bristle brush across its surface in a single stroke achieved through muscle memory. When you stand in front of one of Murray's paintings, you can feel its pulse. It is a canvas that was brought to life with a single brush stoke which took twenty-five years to master. There is a palpable sense of assuredness in the marks he makes which can only be defined by intuition, with a little sprinkle of magic. James Austin Murray is a graduate of Parsons School of Design, New York, NY (1992). Murray opened and managed the Hartnett-Murray Gallery and The Markham-Murray Gallery in Tribeca, New York. He has exhibited throughout New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami and East Hampton, NY. He is a recipient of the Dedalus Foundation Fellowship Award for residency at The Vermont Studio Center, VT and has completed residencies at The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild in Woodstock, NY and Bermis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE. Murray’s work is found in public collections such Sofitel (Philadelphia, PA), Hotel Palomar (Philadelphia, PA), Four Seasons Hotel (Washington, D.C.), Omni Hotel (Nashville, TN) and Tom Ford (Designer). Pulled/Scraped, Monochrome Painting, Oil Painting, Line, Irregular Curvilinear Forms, Heavily-layered Painting, Painting, Light as Subject, Gestural, Abstract, Abstraction, Gestural Abstraction, Contemporary art

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  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 72 in. x W 72 in.

    H 182.88 cm x W 182.88 cm

  • Gallery location
    New York, NY
  • Reference number
    LU2121607023

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