In his ambitious wall drawings, Boston-based Ethan Murrow combines found and invented imagery to form unexpected yet photorealistic scenes drenched with humor and irony.
Using Sharpie markers, Murrow produces a larger-than-life human figure caught in the act of indulgence. As the figure devours masses of fresh food, the site-specific wall drawing exposes a moment of excess, gluttony, desire, and privilege. Inspired by still-life paintings of the Dutch Golden Age, Murrow's absurd fête questions the role of consumption and history of commerce as his character delves into his insatiable desires.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.