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The Inspiration Behind The Image...

If art is created in the studio and no one is there to observe it, does it make an impact?

Surrealist painting and photography, Cubist and Abstract Expressionist painting and Fluxist happenings academically influence me. Happy accidents and the quiet, patterned fractals hidden in plain sight inspire me. I am wonderstruck by the magnitude of mass destruction humanity has violently thrust upon itself. My ongoing research of various philosophies, thought processes, and scientific theories, as well as my influences, nourishes the content I use to communicate through my work. They are the variables I use to create visual solutions.

Art is the byproduct of creatively solving problems through meaning and context, and effectively communicating those solutions to other observers. The subjective, puzzling, and often perplexing meaning of art can be expressed through this simple equation:

ART = (Solutions + Communication) Others

Art is an expressed solution to others.

Art must have meaning and context. Art must be observed by others in order to begin a dialog for communication. Art without meaning does not communicate solutions to others and therefore serves no purpose. Art without context has no frame of reference in which to be considered relevant and important by others. Art without an audience is an isolated system with no outside observers therefore meaningless and void of context.

My work comes from deep within my mind. It is fueled by my unique experiences and observations, ruminated and interpreted from outside stimuli to visually solve a personal question or problem in a creative way that is palpable to a general audience. Through subtle dynamics and academic composition, viewers of my work are left comfortably agitated with a visual representation of their own questions and problems. Creating art that is specific to me and, at the same time, enigmatic enough for another to take as their own, is my therapy. It is my impact.

What's developing. . .

LATENT IMAGE

Push Processing...

Joshua W Murray (b. 1977) is a time-traveling Celtic warrior visually defending Planet Earth from the tyranny of opinion, oppression, and fire dragons. Armed only with a shutter and aperture, Murray bends space and time with the power of reciprocation and rock to battle the Morality Horde of Sociopaths and their agenda of conformity.

Murray likes the color red. He is tall but will not reach things for you. He likes penguins but not monkeys because they can kill you in your sleep. Never keep a knife within monkeyreach. Murray is the original smuggler, the man camping in a suit, the man texting pictures he found on reddit to his mother-in-law.

The Creative

POSITIVE IMAGE

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Read It...

Miscellaneous debris, mildly interesting quips, poop, rants, and filler from the cluttered mind of Joshua W Murray. See a new photo each day on my blog Genius By Proximity.

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For the collector wishing to purchase fine art prints of my work, frames, or greeting cards please visit my Fine Art Store.

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CONTACT

Reciprocity failure...

JOSHUA W MURRAY

2285 University Avenue West
Studio 412
Saint Paul, Minnesota
55114

651-434-9434
info@joshuawmurray.com

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