Artwork of the Week – Ruth Murray

Liverpool artwork of the week 2010-16. ‘Atom Smashing’ 2010, oil on canvas by Ruth Murray in Saatchi Online: Northern Stars at A Foundation 9 April – 22 May 2010

I’m afraid I don’t know much about the artist or her work but it looks great. It may look quite photographic on your computer screen but is actually quite loose oil on canvas with wonderful use of colour. The artist has a few pieces in this show in the Blade Factory part of the A Foundation which features just a few of the artists from the Saatchi Gallery website.

Saatchi Online, the Saatchi Gallery’s website founded in 2006 to provide artists with a free platform to show their work to a global audience, will be exhibiting a selection of artists from the north of England. Entitled Northern Stars, the exhibition will present an outstanding range of work, including painting, photography and sculpture.

In keeping with Saatchi Online’s mission to democratise the traditional hierarchies of the art world and give artists access to collectors for their work, Northern Stars features the work of 8 artists chosen from the 100,000 artists registered on Saatchi Online. All the works in Northern Stars will be for sale.

They are: Michael Branthwaite, Fiona Curran, Aidan Doherty, Jonathan Legge, Amy Moffat, Ruth Murray, Karl de Vroomen and Simon Withers.

Detail. 'Atom Smashing' by Ruth Murray
Detail. 'Atom Smashing' by Ruth Murray