Sheree Murphy Spain
My Practice is concerned with the past, the human condition and the invisible. I am interested in history, politics, culture I am a Welsh visual artist living in Mallorca, Spain.and celebrity and how this all feeds into the fabric of history.
Born in Wales, Uk.
My work is about disrupting, questioning, listening.
The materials I use are taken from popular culture, history and individual life experiences.
Who determines what we learn from our past?
My artistic career began with finding a voice, which was my own. My formal education at school was a failure on my behalf whether it was me, my teachers or my parents divorce. I was going nowhere fast but the day I picked up a camera was the beginning of my artistic career, it taught me not to be afraid, to stand up for myself and be a positive force for change.
I went to art school in Swansea, Wales UK, when the dominance of social media was in its infancy, the influencer was seen on our TV screens, not on individual devices, dominating the intimacy of our bedrooms, homes, everywhere places.
The darkrooms were my temple, I spent every waking minute in them infused and inspired by Cindy Sherman, Larry Clarke, Mullholland drive, American Beauty and many, many many more, artists, makers, musicians.
I am fascinated by the pioneers of society whether that is the icons from history or the individual with the loudest voice standing up for the person dismissed, not cared for, forgotten or just a number.
Each piece of work I have made is individual and embellishes a visual commentary that poses questions. They are unique, raw, real.
But primary they are about finding a voice, and that is the power of art.
Now my place of creativity has changed no longer in Wales, I moved to Mallorca where I am surrounded by the thriving art scene which has been largely impacted by the street artists and their narratives of social commentary and activism.