Die Welt In Farben - Tafel 8: Amalfi2. Jun - 2. Jul 14 / ended London Arts Board
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Collage by Wil Murray
Wil Murray was born in Calgary, Canada in 1978. He currently works between Canada and Berlin. He studied painting at the Alberta College of Art and Design. His work is a hybrid of painting and photography. Highlighting the role of the object, his work employs time-based processes that allow the object to be represented, redeveloped and obscured.
Die Welt In Farben; using as source material a turn of the 20th century photo portfolio book bought at a flea market on Berlin\'s Unter Den Linden, Murray continues his experiments in traditional photographic methods and their eternally renewed relationship to painting. For Die Welt In Farben, Murray re-configures the photo lithograph of one of Europe\'s great sights found on each of the book\'s 41 pages as a collage made from his great stash of photo and painted imagery. These collages are then photographed on large-format negatives and printed traditionally, in black and white on fiber-based paper by master printer Bob Carnie. Murray then colours each page by hand, using long-since discontinued archival photo oils, in the manner that photos were coloured at the beginning of the 20th century. These replacements are then re-attached to the original pages, completing the substitution of one definition of original with another.
You can see more of Murray’s work
and here: www.wilmurray.com
And the full Die Welt In Farben series here: http://pmgallery.ca/exhibitions/2014/wil-murray/works
Murray’s work is shown curtsey of Vitrine Gallery: www.vitrinegallery.co.uk
This exhibition is part of The Camberwell Arts Festival, 14 to 22 June: http://www.camberwellarts.org.uk/festival-2014/
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