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Irreligious Iconography: The contemporary oil paintings of fine artist Derek Murphy

Derek Murphy is an American surrealist painter living and working in Taipei. His contemporary oil paintings have been featured in various publications including Xpat Magazine, Seety, the Taiwan Journal and Bunk, and he’s participated in local and international art exhibitions and art fairs including Geisei 2 and Revolution Art.

德瑞克‧墨菲 (Derek Murphy)的創作擅於玩味宗教象徵與大眾文化之意象,試圖尋求深伏於各式爭議性議題之下的光點。德瑞克作品最出色之處,是在於他處理圖像所展現之精妙度與創新性。他的手法並非如一般的模式,即循環利用同樣的意象與主題,以便廣泛呈現一大綜合概念。德瑞克的每一作品,內容上通常沒有太大的關聯性,但風格總有一定的機制在運作,亦有幻化不定的詭譎元素穿插於中,更有他所繪的一個個臉龐,泛現困惑與慌恐。