Serge Murphy’s work distinguishes itself through its apparent and astonishing simplicity. While the artist creates drawings and paintings, he also produces bewildering constructions that are both highly evocative and suffused with meaning, despite their potentially fragile nature. “I assemble a lot of little nothings in the hope that they’ll eventually become something.” [Our translation.] All these inspired “little nothings” provide resistance to the culture of consumption and excessive waste.

Affections, 1993, Various materials.
© Serge Murphy • Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay