Last Summer I Will Build A 1:8 Scale Model Of Your Vagina

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The Pain Cafe Sucre, 2010 Acrylic And Photo On Board 89cm X 109xm X 13cm © Maxime Ballesteros
Last Summer I Will Build A 1:8 Scale Model Of Your Vagina

Greifswalder Str. 218
10405 Berlin
April 25th, 2011 - April 29th, 2011
Opening: April 25th, 2011 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

prenzlauerberg, pankow
Di-Sa 13-19 Uhr
photography, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, pop, surrealism, modern, sculpture


"Take great inspiration from Kurt Kren’s 31/75 Asylum and from Val Del Omar’s Fuego in Castilla.

Move to look at paintings hanging on walls, but also sit still to watch them slide across screens.

Enjoy a practice of making still, dimensional, constructed objects that will be inevitably flattened and put in motion. I refuse the ironic practices of making paintings for looking alone while they will still be photographed, broadcasted and watched. I refuse making paintings for watching alone while they will still have existed materially and looked at hanging on a wall. I can only make for both. I welcome the conceptual mess of making for watching and looking, welcome the confusion of a painting and it’s representation.

Pay as close attention in my practice to viewing source, angle, distance and duration as I do in my performance as an artist to volume, shine, cut and colour. So that my work in photograph is made impossible when standing in front of it looking and so that my work in person is made impossible when watching it from across the world."


Wil Murray:

Geboren1978 in Calgary, Kanada. 
Studierte Malerei am „Alberta College of Art & Design“.
Im Rahmen vieler Ausstellungen in Nordamerika präsentierte er seine Arbeiten u.A. im „MOCCA“ (Toronto), „The National Gallery of Canada“ (Ottawa), „The Power Plant“ (Toronto), und im „Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal“ (Montréal).
Für das Sled Island Festival in Calgary leitete er 2008 gemeinsam mit Justin Evans die Ausstellung „GRREEDEN“ und kuratierte mit Wayne Baerwaldt die Ausstellung „Painting:Thick&Thin“. 
In der „RBC Painting Competition 2008“ belegte Wil Murray mit seinem Werk „Sexe Maniac Maniac Maniac Maniac Maniac“ den zweiten Platz und erhielt von den Wettbewerbs-Juroren die Ehrenauszeichnung.
2010 wurde er von Amir Fattal eingeladen, an dem Atelier-Projekt im Funkhaus Berlin teilzunehmen.
Des Weiteren war Murray Mitglied diverser notorisch lauter und eher kurzlebiger Experimental Bands wie „The American Deathfuckers“ und „BlackBlack“.
Zur Zeit lebt und arbeitet er in Montreal und Berlin.


Wil Murray was born in Calgary, Canada in 1978; he studied painting at the Alberta College of Art and Design.

He has exhibited extensively in North America, including  MOCCA(Toronto), The National Gallery of Canada(Ottawa)The Power Plant(Toronto), Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal(Montréal). In 2008 he exhibited GRREEDEN(with Justin Evans) and curated the exhibition Painting: Thick & Thin with Wayne Baerwaldt for the Sled Island Festival in Calgary. He received an honourable mention in the prestigious 2008 RBC Painting Competition for his painting, Sexe Maniac Maniac Maniac Maniac Maniac. He was most recently chosen by Amir Fattal for the Atelier project at The Funkhaus, Berlin.

Murray also played in several notoriously loud and short-spoken experimental bands, including The American Deathfuckers and Black Black.

He currently divides his time between Montreal and Berlin.