Los Angeles | BRENDAN MURPHY | Opposite Relevance: A Remix
of Solutions



BRENDAN MURPHY | Opposite Relevance: A Remix of Solutions

April 18 – June 27, 2015

Opening Reception with Artist in Attendance: April 18, 6-8pm 


Los Angeles, CA (March 28, 2015) - KM Fine Arts is pleased to announce Opposite Relevance: A Remix of Solutions, a solo exhibition of new mixed media paintings by artist Brendan Murphy, on view from April 18, 2015 – June 27, 2015 at the gallery’s West Hollywood location at 814 North La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 18th, from 6-8pm with the artist in attendance. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. 

Brendan Murphy’s work focuses on the genuine cultivation of beauty by utilizing color and movement to confront life’s experiences. For this exhibition the artist has focused on his chalkboard series. In this series he utilizes mathematical algorithms, engineering designs, text, and color to lead the viewer through a journey of discovery. His intricate large-format canvases, reminiscent of classroom chalkboards and whiteboards, are simultaneously whimsical and complex. Poetic combinations of words punctuate equations and geometric drawings, and the striking white-on-black construction is interrupted by splashes of color. Murphy’s paintings display an effortless blending of gouache, oil and acrylic paint to create floating backgrounds, moving pieces, and a push-pull multi-dimensional visual experience.

To view his work is to embark on a labyrinthine journey towards a place of focused awareness. While it is the visually striking nature of his canvases that first command the viewer's attention, it is the complexity of each painting that encourages one to linger, as the nuanced voice of the painting continues to reveal itself over time. Each unique work carries with it the artist's intention: to bring people back to a genuine state of emotion rather than one of distraction and detachment.

Brendan Murphy is a former student of renowned painter and sculptor Eric Fischl and his work can be seen in over 500 private and public art collections internationally. Prior to establishing his artistic career, Murphy spent several years working in finance in New York. He soon recognized the potential for fusing his new creative profession with his entrepreneurial skills, which led him to found the lifestyle sportswear brand Solfire. Lending imagery from Murphy’s paintings, Solfire is founded under the conviction that arts, business, and social initiatives can contribute to making a better world. By living according to this adage, Murphy has also established himself as a philanthropist, collaborating with other artists and entrepreneurs to help raise significant amounts of money for numerous global non-profit organizations.

Los Angeles | BRENDAN MURPHY | Opposite Relevance: A Remix of Solutions

Apr 18 – Jun 25, 2015