Featured Artist – Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy is one of the most innovative sculptors of our generation and the pioneer of the Perceptual Art movement. His approach challenges the viewer’s boundaries using multidimensional techniques in order to create three-dimensional renderings of flat images. His inventions of “Expanded Graphics”, the “3D Halftone” and “Suspended Narrative Mobiles” have established an entirely new formula for rendering images.
Perceptual Art defines the artist’s sculptural installations due to their emphasis on the viewers’ perception. The mesmerizing experience of the audience shifts with their every movement, from every angle. Surrealism merges with realism in these optical illusions, resulting in a refreshingly new genre of art. Some of Murphy’s most popular pieces are his mind-bending sculptures of Michael Jordan for Nike.