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Idris Murphy: I & Thou

22 Aug 2009 - 4 Oct 2009

Recognised as one of Australia's foremost landscape painters, I & Thou highlighted works from 1976 to the present.

Idris Murphy is one of the Sutherland Shire's leading artists. His work cross references and incorporates influences of Aboriginal artists such as Kitty Kantilla and Ginger Riley; European artists Henri Matisse and Giorgio Morandi; New Zealand artist Colin McCahon and white Australian artists Fred Williams and Sidney Nolan. However, Murphy maintains his own unique singular vision, particularly in his approach to the land and his use of medium (being largely responsible for the introduction of iridescent paint into mainstream use). Murphy’s approach to painting is a study in the psychology of visualising the land and transforming the immediate image to an emotive distillation of form, colour and content.

Image: Idris Murphy, Weipa Harbour Storm Clouds (detail), 2005, acrylic and collage on board, 120 x 120cm.

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