b. 1988 Brighton, UK
Lives works Brighton, UK
The work of James Murray explores questions of corporeality, materiality and desire at points of intersection between painting, sculpture, and photography.
Underpinning these concerns is an ongoing reflection on the processes and production of the work. Here Murray proposes an allegorical relationship between the notion of desire as a self-perpetuating drive and his studio practice as a site for the enactment of desire, the pursuit of the unattainable object, of perfection in form.
2018 Lingering (with Philip Van Isacker), stephane simoens contemporary fine art, Knokke, Belgium.
Marks Make Meaning (group show with Irvin Pascal, Mark Wright, Antony Gormley & Rachel Whiteread)
University of Brighton UK
2017 Sussex Open, Towner Museum, Eastbourne UK
2017 Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing (solo) stephane simoens contemporary fine art, Knokke, Belgium.
2017 Desire Works (solo) Project 78 Gallery, Hastings UK
2016 East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery & Museum. Eastbourne, UK
2016 Athens Photo Festival - Photo Book Exhibition, Benaki Museum (Pireos Annexe), Athens GR
2015 After Desire MA degree show, University of Brighton UK
2015 Buzzed Phillips Auctioneers, London UK
Hellenic Centre for Photography GR
SPBH collection UK
Private collections UK, USA, BE, NL
Sussex Open Commission 2018, Towner Museum, Eastbourne UK