Bethany Murray Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Bethany Murray
Live in: London, United Kingdom
Artworks for sale: 10.00
Bethany Murray Artist Bio:
Bethany Murray comes from the tradition of the artist using the body as a performative language in art. Her pieces are staged photographs which can be seen as film stills. She uses both her own body and other women, actors and passers by in her performances. Trained in Performance and Dance at Dartington College of Arts in the UK her work began as a performer in film, dance and live art. After working in that field she trained in photography, going on to study at Central St Martins with a scholarship. This allowed the time to develop her own performative photographic language. At one stage she was photographing entirely on the body, without using the eye to develop a kinaesthetic approach to image making. Her own viewpoint emerged as she united looking at interiority, at what is not seen, with experiments from personal stories, collective myths and more recently with the ideas from the bodywork world on how to see and experience the somatic in photography. Her approach is cinematic and yet uses a process which is closer to the choreographic. Using juxtaposition through editing she creates fluid, changing narratives when the work is seen as a whole. In this work there is a return to the felt experience, to the body, and to the collective story and its transformative power. She was selected to show with Saatchi Online at FORM art fair, London and at the Saatchi's Mess. She works both in the UK and currently in Los Angeles.