The awe that can arise from simple encounters with light, colour and geometry, and how this can be a transcendent experience, is the focus of James Murnane’s practice. Dwelling upon the shapes found in decorative stained glass windows, and their gracious capacity to transform dark interior spaces, James has created a painting installation that emphasises the impact of light. Deeply impressing upon the senses, then the mind and then the heart, A Key aims to draw the person immersed in it from aesthetic experience to transcendent experience.
A Key, 2013
Acrylic and pencil on paper, 140 x 980cm