Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pop Surrealism Profile: Dominic Murphy

This painting is one of the many pop surrealist originals in our collection. It is by British artist Dominic Murphy who sometimes goes under the pseudonym of the "homely villain." He refers to his art as "weird art, surreal poetry, images of pain and death, political satire." I would like to purchase another of Mr. Murphy's pieces but alas that has not happened. I would like to purchase perhaps one of his subversions of Little Red Riding Hood or Lizzie Borden. Something about his work reminds me of the art in a book I read as a child called "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark," and I mean that as a 100% compliment. That book kept me up at night...

NOTE: Sorry for the weird angle. The flash kept glaring on the image when taken straight-on.