Large-scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow

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“All Mine”/ graphite on paper 28″ x 28” 2011

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“State of Massachusettes” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2014

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“Wanderer above the sea of fog” (homage to Caspar David Friedrich) / graphite on paper 36″ x 36″ 2013

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“Betrayal” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2012

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“State of Alaska” / graphite on paper 36″ x 36″ 2014

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“State of Nevada” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2014

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“Lovers Film Proposal” / graphite on paper 24″ diameter 2013

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“Early Warning System” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2013

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“The Old Aristocratic Colors Break Through” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2013

Heavily influenced by both film and photography, artist Ethan Murrow creates grandiose theatrical narratives manifested as large-scale graphite drawings. The artworks are populated with adventurers, inventors and dreamers, in what Winston Wachter gallery calls “characters as outrageous innovators and absurd explorers capturing a sense of adventure, satire, fun and defeat.” Murrow’s latest works involve a series of drawings set in different American states for his show State Flag currently at Winston Wachter in New York through May 2014. You can see much more of his work here and on his website. (via Illusion)

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