Nina Murdoch: Collecting Colour

31 October 2018 - 24 November 2018

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Collecting Colour is the first solo exhibition by Nina Murdoch in four years. During this time she has simplified her subject matter, concentrating on her technique to allow the paint to assume greater importance. She has produced monumental paintings with a depth and quality that resonate light and atmosphere in dramatic and hypnotic visions. The exhibition brings together 16 new large-scale egg tempera and gesso paintings alongside a group of pastel studies. Together they showcase Murdoch’s representation of architectural spaces from a close-up, more abstracted viewpoint.

Murdoch works with materials with meticulous finesse – some works take years to create. Every painting presents a time capsule of the artist’s life at the time it was painted. Titles of the paintings are inspired by the names of the songs Murdoch listened to whilst painting – one of her ritualistic, meditative practices. Murdoch layers egg tempera colour on gesso-coated board and then painstakingly scrapes back the surface to unveil earlier colours. These new works present abstracted urban views cut by luminous shafts of light.

 

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Press Release

Exhibition Catalogue

View Artworks

Press: Creative Boom

Press: Fad Magazine

 

Collecting Colour is the first solo exhibition by Nina Murdoch in four years. During this time she has simplified her subject matter, concentrating on her technique to allow the paint to assume greater importance. She has produced monumental paintings with a depth and quality that resonate light and atmosphere in dramatic and hypnotic visions. The exhibition brings together 16 new large-scale egg tempera and gesso paintings alongside a group of pastel studies. Together they showcase Murdoch’s representation of architectural spaces from a close-up, more abstracted viewpoint.

Murdoch works with materials with meticulous finesse – some works take years to create. Every painting presents a time capsule of the artist’s life at the time it was painted. Titles of the paintings are inspired by the names of the songs Murdoch listened to whilst painting – one of her ritualistic, meditative practices. Murdoch layers egg tempera colour on gesso-coated board and then painstakingly scrapes back the surface to unveil earlier colours. These new works present abstracted urban views cut by luminous shafts of light.

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