Archive for March 2, 2011

Artist of the moment… Paul Morrison




this artist is from the U.K.  He works mainly with acrylics, but when he uses leaf he uses both gold leaf and white leaf. Having never seen white gold leaf I certainly look forward to seeing this artwork in person.

The artist was born in Liverpool in 1966. He eventually studied at the Goldsmiths College of Art in London graduating in 1996.

The artist has been in shows in America and Europe. He is most widely known for his magnificent large botanical works. The works catch the viewer off guard because the objects are so large in scale compared to their real size. Also the lack color makes the viewer think of the color that should be in the picture. The artist paints with 2 coats of acrylic paint, scans the pieces into a computer, then rearranges and changes size of all things. Huge trees shrink, tiny plants grow thousand times normal size. The term for this type of image is cognitive landscapes.

below is youtube clip showing the artist works at Cheim and Reid a New York City Gallery

try a colorless flower today, pretend you are etching it. Pay attention to thick and think lines.