Jeremy Mulvey specialises in painting and drawings. He studied Fine Art at Kingston Polytechnic and was awarded at British Council Scholarship to Spain on graduating in 1971.
Mulvey's images depict moments when ordinary things become unknown and enchanted, allowing new possibilities to come to light. Briefcases scatter their contents, shirts are caught on the wind and people take flight. Objects from the living room and the garden come adrift. His paintings exploit the voluptuousness and artifice of oil paint. Thoughts become palpable and sensuous.
His exhibition 'Heures et Malheurs de Heures du Bureau' (Office Hours: routine and rapture) at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva, in November 2005 took a wry look at the patterns of office life for men and women. He exhibits regularly with the New English Art Club at the Mall Galleries and is a permanent exhibitor at ArtSquare Gallery. He is currently PH.D supervisor at Cambridge School of Art where he was Head of Research until 2009.
Recently he has been running workshops on 'copying and originality' in the Fitzwilliam Museum. He recently gave a lunchtime talk at the Fitzwilliam Museum entitled 'Goya and the tradition of Anti-war Art' which can be viewed on their website.
Homage to Manet Norwich Castle January 31st - April 19th 2015. Jeremy Mulvey will be running a workshop at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday March 14th 2015 (10am-1pm). The group will explore the work on Manet currently on show in the Gallery as a starting point for copying session in the Gallery. His lectures next year at the Fitzwilliam museum will include a copying workshop on the role of the antique statues in tradtional, modern and contemporary art. This will be offered as part of the Hercules exhibition programme. He will also give an illustrated talk on entitled Celebrating Age: portraits of experience.