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Mixed Media Paintings by Joe Murtagh

Published Sep 15, 2020

Joe Murtagh is a figurative Liverpool-based mixed media artist, with an obsession for strong colours and mark-making.

“I’m interested in contrasts and layers, trying to understand and reveal what’s underneath feelings and surfaces. I like to experiment and play with expectations, of myself and the viewer. When making artwork I’ll collect images, or movie scenes, or bits of music or lyrics that sing out to me.

Over time, I’ll blend things together and find some kind of harmony that feels right. Often after a piece is made, I’ll come to understand more of what the artwork means. And usually the meaning will deepen and change direction, pulling me down a different path to explore ideas that react or continue what was done previously.”

— Joe Murtagh

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