Frieze 2021 Presentation
October 5, 2021 - October 15, 2021
ALMA ZEVI LONDON, by appointment
1, 41 DAVIES STREET, LONDON, W1K 4LT
ALMA ZEVI is delighted to announce a presentation of David Murphy's work at our London space. This coincides with both Frieze London and the unveiling of Murphy's new sculpture commission, Long Ending for Oxford House (2019 - 2021) which is now on permanent display on Oxford Street, London.
Murphy’s selection of paintings and sculpture at ALMA ZEVI showcase the artist's strong interest in the shape and dimensions of living and natural forms. In his abstract compositions, the artist concerns himself with woven textiles and how these can manipulated to investigate natural landscapes, geology and topography. His Long Ending paintings are the inspiration behind Murphy’s new public sculpture, Long Ending for Oxford House. Carved in Italian marble in shallow relief, the artwork responds dynamically to changing light and conditions, creating a strata of moving shadows.
David Murphy (b.1983, Newcastle Upon Tyne) studied at the Glasgow School of Art (2006) and currently lives and works in London. He is the recipient of the Kenneth Armitage Foundation Fellowship, London (2015-2017), completed a residency with the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2014), and was shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize (2016) and the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2017). Murphy has worked on large-scale commissions for Harlow Arts Trust, Essex (2021), the National Trust, UK (2020); The Dales Museum, UK (2016); Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops UK (2015) and The Blanket at the Piece Hall in Halifax was in association with Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK (2019).Read More