Paul Morrison - New Work
20 June - 1 August 1999
Paul Morrison is a London-based artist whose stencilled paintings of country scenes gained much critical acclaim, since being included in ‘dumbpop' at the Jerwood Space in London, and in ‘Surfacing' at the ICA. He portrays idyllic vistas of mountains, trees, lakes and flowers, but renders these individual components as black monochromatic silhouettes against a graphic white background. The three ground floor rooms of Inverleith House contained a number of works on canvas completed in the last year, in addition to a new wall drawing made for Inverleith House.
Born in Liverpool in 1966, Paul graduated in 1998 with an MA from Goldsmith's College of Art in London. Having been included in the 1998 ‘Whitechapel Open' and ‘new contemporaries ‘98', he has exhibited to much acclaim with Richard Wright , at the Drawing Center in New York, and laterin 1999 had solo exhibtions in Cologne, Turin, and in London (at Asprey Jacques). This was his first solo museum exhibition.