Paul Morris

ABOUT PAUL MORRIS

Paul Morris is a New York City-based artist. Morris graduated from Parson’s School of Design in 1997. Morris’s background is in publishing and advertising where he has had a hand in influencing fashion, trends and perspectives while working at major publications such as The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and George. At Grey NY, Morris created Proctor & Gamble Pantene’s campaign for the London 2012 Olympics.

In June of 2014 Morris had his first New York group art show at Fotofoam Gallery. He most recently earned the honor of being named a winner at the Art Takes Manhattan group show at the Caelum Gallery located in the Chelsea gallery district.

Currently, Morris’s interest is in the juxtaposition of photography and graphic design. Morris creates large-scale patterns by capturing and restructuring elements discovered in urban landscapes to create new perspectives of objects found in every day experience. 


ARTIST'S INSPIRATION | FALSE MIRROR

Paul experienced a significant life-changing event and what ensued was the creation of what at times feels like a pseudo reality. His art is a reflection of the disparate aspects of his life and his attempt to synthesize them. 

The process of creating his art involves putting two complimentary images together that create a sense of balance. The core/middle piece is intended to bind in a vibrant way the two disparate aspects of the piece.

Upon establishing both the balance and the cohesiveness of the halves, he is able to establish that he has manipulated the images to his satisfaction.

Hence the piece is finished.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

● 2017 — ABSTRACTION OF THE ORDINARY — JanKossen Gallery — New York, NY.
● 2017 — ART TAKES MANHATTAN FAIR— Robert Miller Gallery — New York, NY.
● 2016 — FALSE MIRROR — Maison Ten Gallery — New York, NY.
● 2016 — ART TAKES MANHATTAN — Caelum Gallery — New York, NY.
● 2016 — TWO MIRRORS — Elmo — New York, NY.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

● 2017 — Average Arts — London, UK
● 2016 — W42ST — New York, NY.
● 2016 — Red Hook Water Stories — New York, NY.

EDUCATION

1997   BFA, Parsons School of Design

 

All Images Copyright 2017 — Paul Morris, New York, N.Y.