September 21, 2023


How Art Works

Featured Artist TB Murphy | Artsy Shark

3 min read

Benefit from the partaking portfolio of artist TB Murphy, who’s impressed by retro design and minimalism. See extra of his work on his website.


mid-century modern art by TB Murphy

“1962” digital print, 16″ x 16″


I grew up within the Midwest within the sixties and seventies and was surrounded by Mid-Century fashionable furnishings and the colours and design motifs of the period.


mid-century modern design

“Odd Rocks” digital print, 16″ x 16″


I grew to become an enormous fan of MCM as a result of I beloved the simplicity and clear traces of the furnishings. My curiosity in design was definitely influenced by the types of the time.


Minimalist design in blue

“Impressed” digital print, 16″ x 16″


I didn’t begin creating artwork till about three years in the past. The corporate I labored for was offered and shortly thereafter I used to be laid off. At that time I had the perspective that it’s “now or by no means,” so I started educating myself the methods and the software program that I now use to create my items. Wanting again, it was a blessing in disguise.


retro circle art

“Ode to Leon” digital print, 16″ x 16″


For inspiration, I researched my favourite designers and artists of the period. I used to be drawn to sure artists who appealed to my minimalist senses. Leon Polk Smith went to the highest of my favorites checklist. He was a pioneer within the hard-edge model wherein abrupt transitions are discovered between colour areas.


Retro design with radio theme

“GaGa Radio” digital print 16″ x 16″


The hard-edge model is expounded to geometric abstraction, which you will note in quite a lot of the works I’ve accomplished. After I design artwork, in my thoughts I’m picturing the best setting or area for that specific piece. I like to start with the tip in thoughts.


Mid-century modern art

“Circlosphere” digital print 32″ x16″


My objective is to create items that mirror my love of MCM furnishings, Pop artwork, the Memphis Design Group and geometric summary. I really like daring colours and sharply contrasting colour combos.


geometric retro art

“Shifty Shapes” digital print, 32″ x 21″


I’m the alternative of an “artwork snob.” I consider that artwork is topic to 1’s personal tastes and perceptions. In case you see one thing that “tickles your fancy” or makes you look twice and say to your self, “I like what I see”, then it’s artwork. Solely the person ought to resolve what they think about as artwork.


minimalist design in red and black

“Tilt” digital print, 16″ x 16″


On the finish of the day, my pleasure and satisfaction as a creator comes from the concept that somebody likes certainly one of my items sufficient to hold it of their residence. Now that’s cool!


TB Murphy invitations you to observe him on Instagram and Facebook.


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