Murray’s art more tragic than comic

Business Day Live | Ashraf Jamal:


The title of artist Brett Murray’s latest show at the Goodman Gallery in Cape Town — Again Again — has the whiff of combat fatigue. Repetitive, concussive, numbingly familiar, it’s as if the artist is telling us that life is bog-ridden, repetitive, implicitly futile.


Brett Murray’s Lying Pig on show at the Goodman Gallery in Cape Town. Picture: Goodman Gallery

Nietzsche’s spooky notion of the “eternal return” springs to mind. Or as Murray wryly puts it, “much to his own irritation and amusement” he “continues to feel the urge to expose the absurdities of the powerful with biting satire”…


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