Orla Murray Portrait

Featured Artist

Orla Murray

Biography

Orla Murray b.1998, is a London based artist, having recently graduated with a BA in Fine Art from City and Guilds of London Art School. Her practice focuses on large scale, figurative oil paintings. Working from a variety of sources including fashion editorials, historical artworks, life, and imagination, the works capture intimate scenarios, and aim to create a connection between the artwork and the viewer. They often feel intrusive or voyeuristic, as though the viewer has perhaps been caught peeking at a vulnerable moment, with the distorted figures within the paintings existing as a hybrid of the real and the imagined world. The works take on a partly diaristic format, in that they comment on the artist’s own lived experiences, and partly form a larger social commentary, on subjects such as relationships, intimacy, power and desire.

Featured Exhibitions

Carnivals of Clouds · Contemporary Works on Paper

Janet Rady Fine Art is pleased to present Carnivals of Clouds, a group exhibition of international artists, featuring Koshiro Akiyama, Iain Andrews, Kerry Louise Bennett, Beatrice Hassell-McCosh, Yann Leto, Alice Macdonald, Lindsey Jean Mclean, Orla Murray, Blessing Ngobeni and Jade van der Mark.

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