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Erin Murray  Philadelphia, PA

'At Home in the Modern World'
Oil on plywood
'Miesian Influence Loop'
Oil on MDF panel

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About Erin

Erin Murray received a BFA Summa Cum Laude from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, in 2001.

The subjects of her work are buildings, but Murray borrows techniques typical of portraiture to give them a human quality. By being depicted front on or at a three-quarter view, the buildings seem to gaze at the viewer.

It’s important to Murray that the buildings wear their personal history on their facades, in the way that humans wear scars or clothing. Each painting is meant to feature just one building, so she is also careful to keep backgrounds minimal.

Her work has been extensively exhibited in Pennsylvania and across the East Coast.

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"Contemporary art will never be understood by the masses. If it were, it would no longer be 'contemporary', but pop culture computer desktop imagery. These paintings do not appeal to the grand passions (love, hate, jealousy...etc.), but are quiet studies of light on and in a place. It's supposed to be challenging, that's what brings people back for another look."


"great job"


"do they make a real house like that"

"i dont get it, it is a hous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.................................sorry:("


"that just look like my house"


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