Joi Murugavell is deeply moved by humour, strength and song lyrics. Her paintings are part abstract art — with large, blocked-out colorful shapes, and part Dr. Suess — with zany characters that act out the nuanced interactions we all face in our day-to-day life. Joi’s art practice is spontaneous and “on the spot” without too much prior planning. “I hardly think of the word inspiration when it comes to my art. It is more a battle to understand something or other. Lately I have come to think of art as ‘removing the proverbial carrot’. The more I practice, the further the carrot is dislodged and the more I get to know myself”.
Joi has exhibited nationally and internationally in London, Amsterdam, Mexico, New Zealand and Korea. Joi’s work is collected by people in knowing need of a laugh.