Brendan Murphy

Brendan Murphy

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Biography

The layered and thought-provoking artwork by Brendan Murphy is created to help viewers confront their emotions and find harmony within them.

Brendan Murphy

Brendan Murphy became an artist on the night of September 11th, 2001. Until then, he had worked in New York as a trader – the attacks forced him and many others in the city to think about their lives and choices. For Murphy, that meant retreating to a cabin in the woods that very night to process his feelings and paint.

“I remember getting out of New York on the day of 9/11 before they set up the roadblocks and spending this very eerie night in a cabin I had in the woods just painting. I had been painting as a hobby for a while, but that house became my studio. I played poker for a few years to survive whilst I painted.”

Influenced by Basquait, Pollock, De Kooning, and Bacon, Murphy’s work fuses thought, emotion, and science in emotionally charged equations, designed to pick apart the human experience.

His work is currently represented in over 600 private collections around the world. Murphy currently works from his home in Malibu, where he continues to create riots of colour.

Brendan Murphy

Exhibitions

'Rush of Blood to the Head' by Brendan Murphy, 27 June - 20 July 2019
Maddox Street

'Rush of Blood to the Head' by Brendan Murphy

27 June - 20 July 2019
In his boldly graphic chalkboard series, Murphy predominately uses symbols, figures and words to fill vast surface areas that vary in material and texture. Playing with the precise nature of equations – a recurring theme in Murphy’s work – Rush of Blood to the Head translates the abstruse nature of emotion into imaginative formulas. Mimicking the randomness and nonsensical decis…
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News

Maddox Gallery returns to Art Miami
November 29, 2019

Maddox Gallery returns to Art Miami

We are delighted to announce that we returned to Art Miami for our third year, operating booth AM220. We featured works from renowned artists including Harland Miller, Kai, David Yarrow, Lefty Out There, Coco Dávez, Joseph Klibansky, Invader, Haris Nukem, Igor Dobrowolski, Brendan Murphy, Ben Eine and Kaws.
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