Luke Murphy

  • Luke Murphy is a systems-based artist whose work is loosely bound by common themes of quantifying elements of the psyche and spirit with a particular interest in the Gnostic gospels, religious paintings, and digital languages – codes and systems to make art.  His work of the past few years has been an investigation into the fundamentals of randomness and how it powers digital art, the underlying mechanisms of hope and politics and more broadly our digital age. Seeking the most perfect source of randomness lead him in the past to use radioactive decay, as the engine to generate random numbers that are then harvested to power his art. The sublime unpredictability and profound unknowability of the spontaneous decay of Uranium is translated by his various algorithms into a new sublime, one of information, digital visualization and painting strategies.  Murphy's work tries to interleave cultural post-atomic anxieties, information culture and the Gnostics’ belief that the world was and is irrational.

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Luke Murphy is a systems-based artist whose work is loosely bound by common themes of quantifying elements of the psyche and spirit with a particular interest in the Gnostic gospels, religious paintings, and digital languages – codes and systems to make art.  His work of the past few years has been an investigation into the fundamentals of randomness and how it powers digital art, the underlying mechanisms of hope and politics and more broadly our digital age. Seeking the most perfect source of randomness lead him in the past to use radioactive decay, as the engine to generate random numbers that are then harvested to power his art. The sublime unpredictability and profound unknowability of the spontaneous decay of Uranium is translated by his various algorithms into a new sublime, one of information, digital visualization and painting strategies.  Murphy’s work tries to interleave cultural post-atomic anxieties, information culture and the Gnostics’ belief that the world was and is irrational.