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Jan Murray

Figurine (blue), 2023

Price: $22,000

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oil on linen

173.00 x 107.00

signed, titled and dated on stretcher verso

Provenance:

The Artist

Exhibited:

Jan Murray: figura, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 14 October - 4 November 2023, no. 1;
Arthur Guy Memorial Prize, Finalist Exhibition, Bendigo Art Gallery, 25 November 2023 - 18 February, 2024

Literature & references:

Barb Bolt, Jan Murray: figura, exhibition catalogue, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 2023:
"...While these paintings are paintings of puffer jackets, Murray offers that from the beginning she saw them as, and called them, figurines. When she hung the jackets to paint them, they presented themselves in different ways — as a kind-of-gesture suggestive of an emotional state. She notes that the work seems to gather interpretations from different people: they could be 'read' as a woman in a hijab or Muslim man with a puffer over his thobe. When I first saw the paintings, I 'felt' samurai and was also reminded of the painted terracotta warriors from the Quin dynasty which I had seen at the NGV in 2019. Nevertheless, there is 'something' already in the paintings, an animation that we, as viewers, riff off and which takes us on flights of fancy. This is part of the magic. But it still begs the question: how did these figures, this life, get into the paintings in the first place?"

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Glittering (Melbourne)

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Glimmering (Berlin)

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Figurine (orange)

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oil on linen, 173.00 x 107.00

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Figurine (pink)

Jan Murray

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oil on linen, 173.00 x 107.00

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Figurine (lemon)

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oil on linen, 173.00 x 107.00

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Figurine (blue)

Jan Murray

2023

oil on linen, 173.00 x 107.00

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Jan Murray

2019

oil on linen, 107.00 x 91.50

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Andrea's dress (hanging)

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2019

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Vent (Sarah Scout)

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2016

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Jan Murray

2017

oil on linen, 40.00 x 30.00

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Jan Murray

2019

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Simone's coat #2

Jan Murray

2018

oil on linen, 153.00 x 107.00

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Pierrette's fleece #1

Jan Murray

2018

oil on linen, 91.50 x 107.00

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Pierrette's fleece #2

Jan Murray

2018

oil on linen, 91.50 x 107.00

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Jan's dress

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2019

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Jan Murray

2019

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Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.