Biography

Orla Murray b.1998, is a London based artist having recently graduated with a BA in Fine Art from City and Guilds of London Art School. Her practice focuses on large scale, figurative oil paintings. Working from a variety of sources including fashion editorials, historical artworks, life, and imagination. The works capture intimate scenarios, and aim to create a connection between the artwork and the viewer. They often feel intrusive or voyeuristic, as though the viewer has perhaps been caught peeking at a vulnerable moment, with the distorted figures within the paintings existing as a hybrid of the real and the imagined world. The works take on a partly diaristic format, in that they comment on the artist’s own lived experiences, and partly form a larger social commentary on subjects such as relationships, intimacy, power and desire. 

 

 

Works
  • Orla Murray, Fruit Punch, 2022
    Orla Murray
    Fruit Punch, 2022
    120 x 90 cm
    Oil on Canvas
  • Orla Murray, Two Figures by the Pool, 2022
    Orla Murray
    Two Figures by the Pool, 2022
    120 x 90 cm
    Oil on Canvas
  • Orla Murray, Untitled, 2022
    Orla Murray
    Untitled, 2022
    29.5 x 21 cm
    Oil on Tracing Paper
  • Orla Murray, Untitled, 2022
    Orla Murray
    Untitled, 2022
    21 x 20 cm
    Oil on Tracing Paper
Installation shots
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