Mike Murray explores the use of found objects obtained from the area local to their subsequent exhibition. These objects are chosen for their specific aesthetic qualities and an ability to draw metaphors with broader issues.
Murray's found objects are assembled together depending on their functionality in the space. Most installations have one recognisable object from mass production as a focal point for the installation. This consumable item usually is bought from a local shop. The imagined journey the object takes is expanded upon in the artwork, backed up by an assembly of other objects.
The 'finished' artwork purposely attempts to evoke an element of kitsch, with attempts to question the way we look at design and the process of human intervention.
The artist was in the following exhibitions: Mike Murray: Building Blocks Apropos of nothing This artist is featured in: It Was Never Going To Be StraightforwardThis artist is featured in: Show One Of Each 2