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In 2013 I began studying tonal realism with the aim of learning the craft of painting, but as a somewhat naive lover of Modern Art, I didn’t consider realism an end in itself. However, I was soon awoken to the latent subtleties present in the works of the genre’s more skilled practitioners and through this gained an appreciation of the enigmatic nuances of sight.
The nuances of direct visual perception are often hidden from the camera lens, ever present in the digital age, and it’s these that I seek to represent in my paintings. Through such a common human experience I hope to communicate with both the seasoned critic and the casual observer.
In a bid for continuous improvement, painting has become an almost daily ritual. This ritual usually takes place in the kitchen of my small inner-city flat, which, due to its constraints, tends to dictate the size and subject of my work. I’m lucky to be consistently amused by small and mundane things.
Tim Murphy, artist