Drawing from the autobiographical, Duncan Morris’s work is characterised by an accumulation of perspectives, forms, textures and colours that lead to highly refined compositions. In his latest series of paintings, the artist has translated his personal memories, feelings and fascination for metaphors into elaborate interior scenes that play with the incorporation of geometrical patterns. The still presence of objects and living beings is disrupted by the repetition of abstracted motifs that convey the artist’s endeavour to make sense of experience and reality. Infused with subconscious narratives alongside references to modernist painters such as Morandi, Braque and de Chirico, each painting is an attempt to find a concise yet visually poetic resolution to the dilemma of perception, reality, memory and dreams.
Morris's work is held in private collections in the UK, France, the USA, Germany and Sweden. He has exhibited with Van Gogh House, London; PZ Gallery, Penzance; Temwa Art for Africa, Bristol.