Cherries

2021

Kidd Murray

Coloured pencils on paper

29.7 x 42 cm

Unframed

£180.00
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Kidd Murray

Kidd Murray is a visual artist whose works question ideas of the unnatural and natural, the commodification and artificiality of nature. Murray is interested in the processes, tools and structures implemented by society as a means to modify, dominate and domesticate our immediate natural environment. Murray’s work depicts plants and trees which have been designed and engineered by man, removing all natural features and functions.  Instead, they have been designed using man-made materials, such as synthetic hair,  and plastic. Murray’s Fruit Tree series presents fruit trees which have been groomed and cut to resemble the fruit which they bare- for identification purposes. Plaited hair and bows symbolise the domesticity of the once natural, as well as evoking a sense of disgust, as one imagines the ill combination of sweet fruit and the sensation of eating hair. Although these engineered trees appear soft and angelic, they serve as a reminder of the often damaging and toxic relationship between the environment and its inhabitants

 

Group Exhibitions:

2021, Afro Scoulture, A.Scot Gallery, Glasgow
2020, Inner Escape, House of Fine Art, London
2019, Winter Show, Compass Gallery, Glasgow

2017, Southside Salon, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

2017, Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

2017, New Generation Show, Compass Gallery, Glasgow

2017, Degree Show Selection, Resonate Art House, Alloa

2016, Atmosphere, Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design, Prague 2016, Serving Suggestion, The Glue Factory, Glasgow

2015, 7x5 Postcard Exhibition, Limerick School of Art & Design, Limerick 2015, 2 Years Licked, Grace & Clarke Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow

Press

2021  Kidd Murray turns a saturated and glossy lens onto the world of consumerism, Creative Boom (Online)

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