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Joi Murugavell

Joi Murugavell

Joi Murugavell was born in Malaysia, spent her early adulthood in New Zealand and currently lives in Sydney, Australia.

Her struggle with “the trials and tribulations” of human communication is reflected throughout her work. “Oodlies” are the characters that appear in her paintings and stand for the odd lies we sometimes tell ourselves and others.

“I want to get to know myself better, I do that through painting and drawing, as long as that keeps happening I feel I keep making progress. When I show my work, that’s a whole different thing, it’s not about my wants, it’s about what people see in themselves, or learn about themselves. Oh! Yeah! I read a cool thing by British artist Keith Tyson ‘Everything else is trying to sell you something else, art is trying to sell you yourself’.”

Joi Murugavell

Australia

Every Day Lost (and found)

Acrílico, Óleo, grafito en
Papel Strathmore
35 x 35 cms
2016

Every Day Lost (and found)

Acrylic, oil stick, graphite on
Strathmore paper
13.77 x 13.77 in
2016

Family Ties & Lies

Gouache, graphite, oil pastel, pen on
Strathmore paper
35 x 35 cms
2016

Family Ties & Lies

Gouache, graphite, oil pastel, pen on
Strathmore paper
13.77 x 13.77 in
201

First Date Paddy Whack

Gouache, graphite, oil pastel, pen on
Arches paper
35 x 35 cms
2016

First Date Paddy Whack

Gouache, graphite, oil pastel, pen on
Arches paper
13.77 x 13.77 in
2016

Hellophobia

Gouache, graphite, pen on
Arches paper
35 x 35 cms
2016

Hellophobia

Gouache, graphite, pen on
Arches paper
13.77 x 13.77 in
2016

Offline

Gouache, graphite, pen on
Arches paper
35 x 35 cms
2016

Offline

Gouache, graphite, pen on
Arches paper
13.77 x 13.77 in
2016

Out Playing Alone

Acrylic, oil pastel, charcoal
on wood panel
35 x 35 cms
2016

Out Playing Alone

Acrylic, oil pastel, charcoal
on wood panel
13.77 x 13.77 in
2016

Plot change! (in a hurry)

Acrylic, charcoal, oil stick,
pen on wood panel
35 x 35 cms
2016

Plot change! (in a hurry)

Acrylic, charcoal, oil stick,
pen on wood panel
13.77 x 13.77 in
2016

Preserve The Silence

Acrylic, pen on wood panel
35 x 35 cms
2016

Preserve The Silence

Acrylic, pen on wood panel
13.77 x 13.77 in
2016

Spronk Zoo Pharmacy

Acrylic, pen on wood panel
35 x 35 cms
2016

Spronk Zoo Pharmacy

Acrylic, pen on wood panel
13.77 x 13.77 in
2016

Sunny Side Up

Acrylic, oil pastel, pen on wood panel
35 x 35 cms
2016

Sunny Side Up

Acrylic, oil pastel, pen on wood panel
13.77 x 13.77 in
2016

A Fine Line

Acrylic, graphite, pen
on stretched canvas
45 x 35 x 4 cms
2016

A Fine Line

Acrylic, graphite, pen
on stretched canvas
17.71 x 13.77 x 1.57 in
2016

Dazed & Confused

Acrylic, graphite, pen
on stretched canvas
35 x 45 x 4 cms
2016

Dazed & Confused

Acrylic, graphite, pen
on stretched canvas
13.77 x 17.71 x 1.57 in
2016

Fever

Acrylic, graphite, oil pastel, pen
on stretched canvas
45 x 35 x 4 cms
2016

Fever

Acrylic, graphite, oil pastel, pen
on stretched canvas
17.71 x 13.77 x 1.57 in
2016

Social Fatigue

Acrylic, graphite, pen
sobre bastidor
35 x 45 x 4 cms
2016

Social Fatigue

Acrylic, graphite, pen
13.77 x 17.71 x 1.57 in
2016

Space Unavailable

Acrylic, graphite, pen
on stretched canvas
45 x 35 x 4 cms
2016

Space Unavailable

Acrylic, graphite, pen
on stretched canvas
17.71 x 13.77 x 1.57 in
2016

The Full Animal

Acrylic, graphite, oil pastel, pen
on stretched canvas
35 x 45 x 4 cms
2016

The Full Animal

Acrylic, graphite, oil pastel, pen
on stretched canvas
13.77 x 17.71 x 1.57 in
2016

The Wrapper

Acrylic, graphite, pen
on stretched canvas
35 x 45 x 4 cms
2016

The Wrapper

Acrylic, graphite, pen
on stretched canvas
13.77 x 17.71 x 1.57 in
2016

Fruit of Insomnia

Acrylic, crayon, graphite on
Strathmore Paper
45 x 35 cms
2016

Fruit of Insomnia

Acrylic, crayon, graphite on
Strathmore Paper
17.71 x 13.77 in
2016

Tired You Are

Acrylic, graphite, oil pastel, pen
on stretched canvas
45 x 35 x 4 cms
2016

Tired You Are

Acrylic, graphite, oil pastel, pen
on stretched canvas
17.71 x 13.77 x 1.57 in
2016

Walk In The Park

Acrylic, graphite, oil pastel, pen
on stretched canvas
35 x 45 x 4 cms
2016

Walk In The Park

Acrylic, graphite, oil pastel, pen
on stretched canvas
13.77 x 17.71 x 1.57 in
2016

A Quest For Noise Cancelling

Acrylic, oil stick, graphite on
Strathmore Paper
65 x 65 cms
2016

A Quest For Noise Cancelling

Acrylic, oil stick, graphite on
Strathmore Paper
25.59 x 25.59 in
2016

A Real Friend Doesn´t Buy You

Kale Chips
Acrylic, oil stick, graphite on
Strathmore Paper
65 x 65 cms
2016

A Real Friend Doesn´t Buy You

Kale Chips
Acrylic, oil stick, graphite on
Strathmore Paper
25.59 x 25.59 in
2016

Between Her Wall and His Wax

Acrylic, oil stick, charcoal on
Strathmore Paper
65 x 65 cms
2016

Between Her Wall and His Wax

Acrylic, oil stick, charcoal on
Strathmore Paper
25.59 x 25.59 in
2016

Chance Meetings

Gouache, graphite, pen on
Strathmore Paper
65 x 65 cms
2016

Chance Meetings

Gouache, graphite, pen on
Strathmore Paper
25.59 x 25.59 in
2016

Corporate Robot Buttela

Acrylic, oil stick, graphite on
Strathmore Paper
65 x 65 cms
2016

Corporate Robot Buttela

Acrylic, oil stick, graphite on
Strathmore Paper
25.59 x 25.59 in
2016

Familial Guilt (a permanent room)

Acrylic, oil stick, charcoal on
Strathmore paper
65 x 65 cms
2016

Familial Guilt (a permanent room)

Acrylic, oil stick, charcoal on
Strathmore paper
25.59 x 25.59 in
2016

Odd One Out (Family Reunion)

Acrylic, oil stick, graphite on
Strathmore paper
65 x 65 cms
2016

Odd One Out (Family Reunion)

Acrylic, oil stick, graphite on
Strathmore paper
25.59 x 25.59 in
2016

Peabody Homebody

Acrylic, oil stick, charcoal on
Strathmore paper
65 x 65 cms
2016

Peabody Homebody

Acrylic, oil stick, charcoal on
Strathmore paper
25.59 x 25.59 in
2016

Some Of My Best Friends Don´t Speak

Acrylic, oil stick, charcoal on
Strathmore paper
65 x 65 cms
2016

Some Of My Best Friends Don´t Speak

Acrylic, oil stick, charcoal on
Strathmore paper
25.59 x 25.59 in
2016

Upstage Danger Danger

Gouache, graphite, pen on
Strathmore paper
65 x 65 cms
2016

Upstage Danger Danger

Gouache, graphite, pen on
Strathmore paper
25.59 x 25.59 in
2016