Paul Morrison

Biography of Paul Morrison

Paul Morrison (born 1966 in Liverpool, UK) is an English painter, currently living and working in Sheffield. He is best known for his bold, monochromatic landscapes, that appear in all manner of media, including paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and film. Morrison takes inspiration from distinctly recognizable but disparate sources, such as comics and animations, botanical illustrations, and historical woodcuts. The artist is known to digitally manipulate all his works: for his paintings he first applies two coats of acrylic paint, then scans them into the computer, allowing him to make edits and alterations, before projecting the works onto canvas. A characteristic feature of Morrison's art is “cognitive landscaping”, whereby he shrinks and stretches his figures to make them disproportionate in size.

Paul Morrison’s work has been exhibited at a number of prestigious institutions globally, including MoMA and The Drawing Center in New York, the ICA and the Tate Britain in London, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum in Holland and the Wüttembergischer Kunstverein and the Kunsthalle Nürnberg in Germany.

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