Richly layered surfaces, suggestive of the process of their making, define Greg Murdock's work. Suspended among those layers are iconic silhouettes, natural forms, geometric motifs, and vaguely architectonic forms. Lines and objects appear to twirl, to float in a semi-stable equilibrium, and at times to rest in ambiguous space. The rendering of these forms contributes a linear, drafted quality to surfaces otherwise characterized by painterly effects.
Murdock was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in 1954. He earned a BFA from the University of Saskatchewan in 1977, and graduated from Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver, in 1981. Murdock began working at Landfall Press in 1993, and recently completed two new editions there, entitled Silhouette and Guardian. The layered appearance which lends the artist's work its surreal, dreamlike richness is achieved in these printed editions through the multiple processes of etching and aquatint with chine colle.
35" x 30"
edition of 25