Shayne Murphy

Region: West


City / State: Houston, TX

My work is focused on the creation of invented spaces that combine the real and the imagined. Incorporating different visual languages, I explore the relationship between abstraction and realism. I am interested in integrating these languages while allowing each to remain distinct. Imagery is distorted and manipulated into new forms yet maintains a connection to the physical world. The occupants of these spaces have different roles, including that of transient, protector, destroyer, and others unknown. The spaces I depict are themselves dynamic entities that interact and affect their inhabitants. Teetering between reality and reverie, my work is meant to encourage speculation on what we see and what we imagine, and whether these concepts are mutually exclusive.