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ARTIST STATEMENT

A deeply humorous artist, Joi Murugavell is inspired by strength, not knowing and song lyrics. Joi's spontaneous practice is her way of finding understanding and escape through her art. The bizarre characters in her work perform nuanced interactions from day-to-day scenarios that are familiar to us, even in (or especially because of) their absurdity. Joi’s work is collected by people in knowing need of a laugh.

 

Joi has participated in The Other Art Fair Sydney in 2019, 2018 and 2017. Joi has exhibited internationally in London, Mexico, New Zealand, Korea and Amsterdam. In 2018, Joi was invited by ABC Gallery Seoul to have her first solo exhibition in Korea where she debuted her large-scale paintings. Most recently, Joi participated in her first show at the Amsterdam International Art Fair in August 2019. 

 

Joi Murugavell is exhibiting at the City Recital Hall as part of the first Exhibition Project of 2020.
For all enquiries and purchases please contact the artist at joi@oodlies.com

The Exhibition Project is supported by the City Recital Hall Encore Circle

VIEW ROOM SHEET
'Cauldron Of Novelty', acrylic, spray paint, oil stick, wax crayon, conte crayon, charcoal, graphite on canvas, 150 x 150cm, $4,300

'Cauldron Of Novelty', acrylic, spray paint, oil stick, wax crayon, conte crayon, charcoal, graphite on canvas, 150 x 150cm, $4,300

'Ministry Of Silly Walks', acrylic, oil stick, conte crayon on wood panel, 95 x 95cm, $2,400

'Ministry Of Silly Walks', acrylic, oil stick, conte crayon on wood panel, 95 x 95cm, $2,400

'I don't Like Silence, I Love It', acrylic, oil stick, charcoal on wood panel, 61 x 61cm, $1,200

'I don't Like Silence, I Love It', acrylic, oil stick, charcoal on wood panel, 61 x 61cm, $1,200

'A Memorial Of Difficult Thoughts', oil pastel, wax crayon, graphite on stretched canvas, 40 x 30cm, $550

'A Memorial Of Difficult Thoughts', oil pastel, wax crayon, graphite on stretched canvas, 40 x 30cm, $550

'Comical Plumbing & Pruning Services', acrylic, oil stick, conte crayon, spray paint, charcoal on canvas, 90 x 75cm, $1,800

'Comical Plumbing & Pruning Services', acrylic, oil stick, conte crayon, spray paint, charcoal on canvas, 90 x 75cm, $1,800

'Unpicking Loneliness', oil pastel, wax crayon, graphite on stretched canvas, 40 x 30cm, $550

'Unpicking Loneliness', oil pastel, wax crayon, graphite on stretched canvas, 40 x 30cm, $550

'My Need Is Such I Pretend Too Much', acrylic, spray paint, oil stick, wax crayon, charcoal, graphite on canvas, 183 x 152cm, $5,200

'My Need Is Such I Pretend Too Much', acrylic, spray paint, oil stick, wax crayon, charcoal, graphite on canvas, 183 x 152cm, $5,200

'There Are So Many Places That Call (why not go)', acrylic, oil stick, wax crayon, spray paint, charcoal on canvas, 90 x 120cm, $2,800

'There Are So Many Places That Call (why not go)', acrylic, oil stick, wax crayon, spray paint, charcoal on canvas, 90 x 120cm, $2,800

'Sentry', acrylic, oil pastel, wax crayon, graphite on stretched canvas, 40 x 30cm, $550

'Sentry', acrylic, oil pastel, wax crayon, graphite on stretched canvas, 40 x 30cm, $550