MURPHY, Serge (1953)

Serge Murphy, La forme des jours, 2012. Matériaux divers. 670 x 121 cm. Photo : Pascal Grandmaison, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

Serge Murphy holds a BFA from Université Laval (1975) and a Master’s degree in aesthetics from Université Paris 8 Vincennes (1977). He has received many awards and created works housed in important private and public collections in Canada, the United States and Europe. As well as making videos and giving performances from time to time, he favours installation art made from accumulations of objects and all manner of junk; combining familiarity and strangeness, value and absurdity, these items are arranged into structures akin to makeshift altars, which take on a degree of sacredness and remind us of the downward spiral of daily life.

SEE:
« The Great Manoeuvres of Modest Art : The ambiguous smiles of Serge Murphy and BGL » by Gilles Daigneault, ESPACE #59, p. 28.
« Bronze aud Gauze, Granit and Lettuce, or When Sculpture Becomes Precarious » by Jean-Pierre Latour, ESPACE #66, p. 5.
« Serge Murphy’s Installations : Are They Completed Works or Perpetually Culminating? » by Véronique Rodriguez, ESPACE #69, p. 18.
« Serge Murphy : Tohu-Bohu/Tumult » by Nadja Sayej, ESPACE #80, p. 36.
« À propos de “menues manoeuvres” » by Gilles Daigneault, ESPACE #82, p. 29.
« Le Big Bazar de Serge Murphy. Encore ! » by Gilles Daigneault, ESPACE # 97, p.34.