Aaron James Murphy
Aaron James Murphy is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice spans writing, photography, sculpture and painting. A diversified practice is consolidated by ongoing research exploring the historical and contemporary discourse of Gay Rights Movements and AIDS/HIV.
Archives are a prominent point of departure in Aaron James Murphy’s practice and theoretical discourse. This enables access to a collective memory bank, rehabilitating the lives and actions documented into the contemporary sphere.
Conservative political doctrine has developed a burgeoning engagement with social anthropology. Issues related to societal pressures, ideologies and stigma in an autobiographical and biographical context are central themes.
Gay Rights Movements and AIDS/HIV discourse has fuelled Aaron James Murphy’s interest in the overlap of the private and public, candidly documenting his own experiences and diagnosis.
A research lead practice has developed and eclectic approach to traditional and non-traditional materials, which has resolved in an aesthetic vocabulary evocative of both Minimalism and Conceptual Art.