• Die Welt In Farben: Tafel 41 - Trisannaviadukt der Arlbergbahn, 2014. Hand-Coloured Silver Gelatin Print (Detail)

  • Die Welt in Farben installed at The Art Gallery of Alberta, 2015

  • Die Welt in Farben: Tafel 10 : Der Aetna von Taormina ausgesehn, 2014. Hand-Coloured Silver Gelatin Prints, Mounted to Original Card Stock. 43cm X 36cm

  • Die Welt in Farben: Tafel 30 : Dioskurentempel bei Girgenti. Hand-Coloured Silver Gelatin Prints, Mounted to Original Card Stock. 43cm X 36cm

  • Die Welt in Farben: Tafel 35 : St. Anton am Arlberg. Hand-Coloured Silver Gelatin Prints, Mounted to Original Card Stock. 43cm X 36cm

  • Die Welt in Farben: Tafel 36 : Zell an See. Hand-Coloured Silver Gelatin Prints, Mounted to Original Card Stock. 43cm X 36cm

  • Die Welt in Farben: Tafel 40 : Bozen. Hand-Coloured Silver Gelatin Prints, Mounted to Original Card Stock. 43cm X 36cm

  • Die Welt in Farben: Tafel 2 : Junge Frau aus Anticoli. Hand-Coloured Silver Gelatin Prints, Mounted to Original Card Stock. 43cm X 36cm

  • Die Welt in Farben installed at The Art Gallery of Alberta, 2015

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Die Welt In Farben

Using as source material a turn of the 20th century photo portfolio book bought at a flea market on Berlin’s Unter Den Linden,  Murray continues his experiments in traditional photographic methods and their eternally renewed relationship to painting. For Die Welt In Farben, Murray re-configures the photo lithograph of one of Europe’s great sights found on each of the book’s 41 pages as a collage made from his great stash of photo and painted imagery. These collages are then photographed on large-format  negatives and printed traditionally, in black and white on fiber-based paper. Murray then colours each page by hand, using long-since discontinued archival photo oils, in the manner that photos were coloured at the beginning of the 20th century. These replacements are then re-attached to the original pages, completing the substitution of one definition of original with another. (2014)

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