"You're looking at striated surfaces, drawn surfaces, old paint skins that have been peeled off, folded over on themselves, turned into a kind of sculptural element. It's a new kind of management of painted surfaces that are certainly a kind of Punk version of the bourgeois paintings" - Richard Rhodes, editor of Canadian Art describing Wil Murray's paintings on Bravo! Arts&Minds.
Skew Gallery is pleased to announce the return of Calgary's "hometown boy" Wil Murray to present a solo exhibition of his abstract sculptural paintings. Now based in Berlin Germany, Murray's interest in the radial view of his paintings propels the artist to create a cornucopia of layers in each painting, where paint itself serves as the subject of narrative. Murray assembles his paintings using acrylic paint-skins, brushwork, foam injections, and wooden appendages in an assortment of patterns and textures and forms. The resulting paintings are simultaneously garish in their excess, yet equally seductive in their unbridled vigor and skillful delivery; they are visceral both in the creation and the viewing.