It was on display in Honk Kong during this fall 2017 and you can consider it a stunning jump back to the past, that shows the majestic beauty of classic Rome. This is the astonishing contemporary art of Jeff Murray.
With just a paper, a pen and some ink, this British artist is revealing the magnificence of the Ancient Rome to the world, meticulously drawn like few people can do. When you see his artworks, you may think it’s just a digital printing. But Murray is so talented that his creations are all hand-made, terrifically amazing and sell so fast.
Thanks to his attention to details, you can admire Rome in all its glory, how it was more than 2000 years ago. From a single Roman architectural building to a whole city, everything is reproduced carefully.
Under his hands, ancient Rome comes back again, almost alive, at least in our mind.
But Murray doesn’t limit to buildings. He takes care of everything: river, inhabitants, sculptures, animals, nature. Nothing is left behind.
The artist astonishes the viewers with different points of view: from frontal to aerial, creating outstanding maps that even extend beyond the city.
That’s when the artist reproduces entire countries (or empire) with such an incredible impact that will make you stare at the artwork for hours, and without getting bored.
If you can afford the price, the natural epilogue of your ‘adventure’ would be to buy and hang it on your best wall. Either it’s your house or office, I’m pretty sure anyone would notice it.
Jeff Murray‘s artworks are ‘travelling’ the world, participating in important international festivals and exhibitions, and it’s impossible to not get lost in his creations. They are so full of details that every minute is a new discovery.
Any time you try to immerse in his cities (and Rome is just one of them), you may always find something new: another little particular not noticed before. It looks like Murray’s talent is limitless and buyers seem to really appreciate the mesmerizing results.
You can see more works on Jeff Murray Art Facebook page or Instagram. If you were so lucky to be in Honk Kong, maybe you had the chance to stop by the Asian Contemporary Art Show 2017 where his creations – we said that at the beginning – were on display from 21st to 24th September 2017.
Do you like drawings? Which one do you love the most?