Paul Morrison
Black Light
28 November 2013–28 December 2013 | Dirimart Nişantaşı

Paul Morrison

Morrison’s “distorted landscapes” offer the viewer the experience of a unique landscape, especially with their zoomed-in floral patterns and contrasting colours, while stripping the image of its “narrative” and “descriptive” qualities.

Influenced from Pop Art, specifically from Roy Lichtenstein’s oeuvre, Morrison’s works take the viewer to a journey between academic formalism and the unique optical experience the artist creates. The artist emphasizes the sophistication and the simplicity of the nature simultaneously through diverse media he utilizes and his unadorned manner of depiction.

The landscapes Morrison paints become fictionalized sites of action where natural forms disintegrate. These sites grant the viewer the opportunity to liberally interpret and to detail the works with colours, scents and their own experiences. Accordingly, Morrison’s works transcend the ordinary landscape pictures and natural sceneries and find their places in the viewers’ minds as intriguing experiences. 

2013, acrylic on linen, 224 x 183 cm
2011, acrylic on linen, 224 x 183 cm
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2013, acrylic on linen, 224 x 183 cm