Modern Art by Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy’s sophisticated conceptual approach to creation is evident in his constant search for new and innovative methods of artistic practice. The artist’s virtuosity spans a staggering range of media: sculpture, drawing, painting, sound and installation. Fascinated with light, color, tone and shape, Murphy strives to challenge the boundaries between the second and third dimensions, with optical illusions often employed to this end. Works such as Red Cross appear as if they are flat planes from a distance however, when viewed from a closer standpoint, become symbol rich, three-dimensional objects.