James William Murray’s monoprints are highly crafted and meticulous explorations of the proportions of the 1:2 cross form, or cruciform which is ubiquitous in art, architecture, and design. Supplementing his sculptural practice, these works on paper pursue an austere formalism through which the cross form is obscured, traversed, fragmented, permutated, and repeated through layered processes of abstraction. All his works begin with manual graphite drawings, which are translated into digital images before being realised spatially. 

Murray’s work is held in the collections of The British Library, University of Brighton, The SPBH Collection (UK), The Hellenic Centre for Photography (Greece), as well as private collections in the UK, USA, and Europe. He has exhibited at Brighton Centre for Contemporary Arts, Brighton; Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London; Canopy Collections, London; Stephane Simoens Contemporary Fine Art, Knokke; Rule Gallery, Denver, USA; Daily Life Storage MoMA PS1, New York.

James William Murray (b. 1988) Lives and works in Brighton

James William Murray’s monoprints are highly crafted and meticulous explorations of the proportions of the 1:2 cross form, or cruciform which is ubiquitous in art, architecture, and design. Supplementing his sculptural practice, these works on paper pursue an austere formalism through which the cross form is obscured, traversed, fragmented, permutated,...
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