Artist: Siofra Murdock
Artwork Title: ‘Urban Jungle’
Artwork Location: Camden Street, Dublin 2
Artwork Description: This artwork brings the life of a wild tropical vegetation to our urban streets. Using drawings made on my visits to the Botanical Gardens in Glasnevin this work is a marriage of different plants and organisms to create an imagined natural landscape for the urban environment. Bringing that sense of heat and humidity through colour and shape to create a playful and dramatic piece of street art for our often grey Dublin.
Biography: I am a fine artist specialising in the area of oil painting, my activities as an artist revolve around the observation and recording of the different terrains I am interested in. I radically change the context in which we see the landscape by manipulating colour, scale and technique. I focus on changing the organic narrative of the painting by disrupting the viewers’ preconceived ideas on landscape art.