The ARX is proud to unveil an amazing sculpture by acclaimed artist Brendan Murphy called ‘Dreams Matter.’ This 19-foot tall sculpture is the latest site-specific piece in Murphy’s iconic ‘Boonji Spaceman’ series.
As an artist, I am always looking to push the boundaries of my craft and play with scale and different mediums to bring my work to life
‘Dreams Matter’ is the tallest sculpture of its kind in the United Kingdom and is positioned in The ARX’s impressive Knightsbridge atrium gallery. A product of a year-long collaboration between Murphy and ARX, the one-of-a-kind piece speaks to the innovative work ARX is committed to fostering. Featuring a spaceman taking a step forward into uncharted territory, Dreams Matter encapsulates Murphy’s desire for fear of the unknown and how we reject or embrace it.
Strengthened with a steel skeleton core, the towering sculpture boasts a carbon fibre exterior illuminated with Murphy’s proprietary chrome finish and signature formulas representing the shared, abstract experience of processing emotions.
“I’m thrilled to bring the latest edition of my Boonji Spaceman series entitled Dreams Matter to The ARX in London,” said artist Brendan Murphy. “As an artist, I am always looking to push the boundaries of my craft and play with scale and different mediums to bring my work to life. I’m grateful to The ARX for their support and featuring Dreams Matter in their spectacular new space.”
“This has been an exciting process from start to finish. Working with Brendan to create this historic sculpture has been an amazing journey,” said The ARX’s Director Matthew Lord. “The gallery is unique in our ability to showcase works of this magnitude and physical scale thanks to our architectural features. We are proud to present the work and we can’t wait to see where the spaceman makes its final landing.”
Dreams Matter by Brendan Murphy along with the artist’s other works will be on display to the public on Thursdays 12pm – 8pm, Saturdays from 11am – 6pm and Sundays 11am – 5pm or by appointment at The ARX.