Steve Murray Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Based in the north west of England, and self-taught.
Can the act of painting take us beyond ourselves? Using acrylics on canvas whilst experimenting with textiles and new paint technologies, otherness becomes a reference point in an age when identity is being more fully explored. This initiates a search through abstraction towards both the familiar and the unknown, and therefore towards a more universal exploration of our condition.
My work embraces chaos; creating and destroying, understanding and rejecting. Whilst that which is visible has transformative potential, it may also be a straightjacket from which to escape, as with the self-imposed limitations of our beliefs. The act of painting therefore becomes indivisible from living, building on the past to create a future.