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Aileen Murphy

Born in 1984, West Springfield, United States


The figure sits at the heart of Ailleen Murphy’s paintings. Each canvas hosts a unique character who comes into being through oscillating registers. Blending the aesthetic influences of abstract expressionism with playful linework and figuration, gestural, elongated limbs meet dreamy washes of colour. Delicate fingers or eyelashes emerge from these cloudy canvases, with the body slipping and sliding out of view. This diversity of visual languages lays testament to Murphy’s studio process. In sh...Read more