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One main idea behind this work is the belief that everything is constantly changing but photography can preserve the moment. Beauty is almost nothing without the knowledge of how fast it will fade…
Wicked Illustrations by Joe Murtagh
Joe Murtagh is an imaginative artist living in Liverpool, whose high-energy work is a contemporary combination of the digital and the traditional. Joe’s art education was traditional enough, studying Art & Design on a two year BTEC course, then a Fine Art Degree, where he finally focused on being a figurative sculptor, working with stone and metal. Joe later moved into teaching art, in schools and colleges, before becoming a web designer, graphic designer, photo retoucher and digital artist. He uses strong colour to enhance a subject, and likes to experiment with digital software to produce standout images. His aim is to produce work he hasn’t seen before, purposefully avoiding mimicking his contemporaries. He is inspired and influenced by art history, movies, comic books, graffiti, music….questioning everything modern life has to offer, good and bad. For more Information about Joe visit his portfolio at http://www.joemurtagh.co.uk/
There’s been a lot of hype about this exhibition ‘Open Your Eyes’ by Roy Nachum. Each of the paintings in the ‘Parallel Realities’ section of the exhibit, is accompanied by poetic text, in the form of writing & in the form of braille, that mirrors the painting. This idea of reflection is also apparent between the subjects in the paintings. There is something both unsettling and strangely calming about the imagery.