Hi and welcome to my website.  I was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky.  Since then, I've lived on a few continents, spent time in international commerce, and finally returned to making art!  I currently call Los Angeles home.  

The vibrant work inhabits the world between representation and abstraction.  I seek both authenticity and universality and a unique language composed of signs, shapes, protagonists and invented places.    I explore what interests me by working in series.

My source material is coupled from my imagination and emotional memory.  The majority of my paintings tend to include other worldly protagonists navigating invented, unconventional landscapes.  There is almost a sort of barbaric, primitive expressionistic rendering of shapes and forms with intense, highly contrasting color choices.   

My aim is for the formal elements in each painting to parse the uncomfortable, whimsical, and mystical psychological states present in all of us.  In so doing, I attempt to convey the capriciousness of the human condition and the politics of experience that keep this condition in its current state.

I have attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Arteles Finland, and ESXLA in Los Angeles.  I have a BA from Davidson College and a MS from University College London. 

 

For all inquiries, please email: andrewmurrayart@gmail.com