Idris Murphy – Reading the Other
Idris Murphy – Reading the Other

Idris Murphy – Reading the Other

Idris Murphy returns to Mitchell Fine Art with an exhibition of paintings that capture the essence of the Australian landscape. Sydney based artist Idris Murphy has been at the forefront of Australian landscape painting for over four decades. His artwork is characterised by a deep engagement with the Australian environment, filtered through a unique blend of abstraction and figuration.

He views the act of painting as a form of communion with the natural world, an attempt to capture its spiritual essence. This perspective is informed by his interest in Indigenous Australian art and culture, which emphasises a holistic and deeply connected relationship with the land.

‘There is an incredible balance and harmony in his artwork that reveals itself more and more upon consideration of the image’, says Director Mike Mitchell. Idris Murphy remains one of the countries most revered and influential artists with his works held in the collections the National Gallery of Australia, the National Library of Australia, Parliament House Canberra, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Murphy’s impact on Australian art is significant and multifaceted. His work challenges viewers to see the landscape in new ways, not just as a physical space but as a site of spiritual and emotional resonance.


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