Donna Murray

Donna MurrayDonna Murray (°1959, Elkton, United States) is an artist who mainly works with painting. By examining the ambiguity and origination via retakes and variations, Murray tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author by objectifying emotions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations. Her paintings doesn’t reference recognisable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By focusing on techniques and materials, she considers making art a craft which is executed using clear formal rules and which should always refer to social reality. Her works are based on formal associations which open a unique poetic vein. Multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. By choosing mainly formal solutions, she creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles. Her works are notable for their perfect finish and tactile nature. This is of great importance and bears witness to great craftsmanship. By applying abstraction, she tries to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations. Her works never shows the complete structure. This results in the fact that the artist can easily imagine an own interpretation without being hindered by the historical reality. Donna Murray currently lives and works in Charleston.

 

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