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SUZ Y MURPHY MONOPRINTS


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SUZ Y MURPHY MONOPRINTS London Original Print Fair 3rd – 6th May 2018

Lyndsey Ingram 20 Bourdon Street London W1K 3PL T. +44 (0)20 7629 8849 E. info@lyndseyingram.com W. lyndseyingram.com


FOREWORD

We are delighted to be devoting a portion of our 2018 London Original Print Fair display to the monoprints of Suzy Murphy. Murphy uses monoprinting to explore the scenes and narratives that begin in her sketchbooks and eventually grow into larger paintings and works on paper. Fluid, atmospheric, and full of their own mystery, Suzy’s work has an intimacy that sits perfectly with the uniqueness and immediacy of monoprinting. Lyndsey Ingram

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Towards the Lake Oil on board, 2018. 25.5 × 20.5 cm

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Waiting Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2018. Signed in pencil. 44.4 Ă— 50.8 cm

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Across the Plains Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2018. Signed in pencil. 50 Ă— 56 cm

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Back Bay Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2018. Signed in pencil. 56.9 Ă— 75.9 cm

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Our Nights in Arizona Oil on board, 2018. 25.5 × 20.5 cm

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Toby Was a Girl Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2016. Signed in pencil. 53.2 Ă— 44.8 cm

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Red State Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2018. Signed in pencil. 44.9 Ă— 50.9 cm

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Tower Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2018. Signed in pencil. 55.5 Ă— 68.4 cm

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Deep Waters Oil on board, 2018. 25.5 × 20.5 cm

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Pause Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2018. Signed in pencil. 52 Ă— 43 cm

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Western Sky Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2018. Signed in pencil. 62.3 Ă— 56.3 cm

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Darkness Rolled In Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2017. Signed in pencil. 57.1 Ă— 48.2 cm

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Hidden Among Dark Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2018. Signed in pencil. 36.4 Ă— 32.2 cm

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Hour After Hour Oil on board, 2016. 25.5 × 20.5 cm

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Black Dog Day Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2016. Signed in pencil. 35.4 Ă— 41.2 cm

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Towards the Lake Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2018. Signed in pencil. 49.9 Ă— 56.1 cm

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Turning Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2016. Signed in pencil. 56.9 Ă— 75.9 cm

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Lights On Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2017. Signed in pencil. 69.5 Ă— 56.4 cm

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This is My Country Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2018. Signed in pencil. 55.3 Ă— 67.4 cm

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The Green Darkness Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2018. Signed in pencil. 52.2 Ă— 43.8 cm

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Toby Was a Girl Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2016. Signed in pencil. 23.9 Ă— 18 cm

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There Were Mountains Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2018. Signed in pencil. 41.7 Ă— 44.3 cm

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It’s Raining in America Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2018. Signed in pencil. 57.1 × 48.2 cm

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BIOGRAPHY

The stillness of the snow covered open landscapes, the mysterious beam of a car’s headlamp on a deserted road and dense moonlit forests are recurrent themes within Suzy Murphy’s oeuvre. These seminal images are not merely visual representations of the landscapes that she observes; they are imbued with a deep emotional dialogue and an underlying political commentary that communicates profoundly with the viewer within an autobiographical context and through self-portraiture rather than the genre of landscape painting. Born in London’s East End in 1964 to a teenage mother and raised by Irish grandparents, Suzy Murphy moved to Alberta, Canada aged five. From occupying a small tenement apartment with her large Irish family to emigrating with her mother to the vast open landscapes of North America, the subsequent emotional shift of being alone was the creative catalyst for the tranquillity and magical realism that informs her work. Suzy Murphy’s love of North America has remained, and for several years has travelled extensively on road trips from the monumental landscapes of the Rocky Mountains of Western Canada to the sprawling townships and prairies of the Western United States. Her diarised sketches speak of this time and her

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paintings reflect it. This narrative of her life is the subconscious thread that runs throughout her work and continues to present itself in her paintings. Suzy Murphy is an alumna of St Martin’s School of Art, London in 1982. Her work has been exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions and has been the recipient of several awards including Henry Yates Thompson Art Prize in 1982, Elizabeth Greenshields Prize in 1987 and National Open Art Landscape Prize in 2016. Her work is held in many important public and private collections worldwide. Suzy Murphy continues to live and work in London, England.

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'When you look at the world and see it through my eyes then I have succeeded in telling you my story – which is your story too' – Suzy Murphy


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Suzy Murphy Monoprints | London Original Print Fair 2018  

We are delighted to be devoting a portion of our 2018 London Original Print Fair display to the monoprints of Suzy Murphy. Murphy uses monop...

Suzy Murphy Monoprints | London Original Print Fair 2018  

We are delighted to be devoting a portion of our 2018 London Original Print Fair display to the monoprints of Suzy Murphy. Murphy uses monop...