Drawing from the autobiographical, Duncan Morris’s practice involves a fascination with the intangible phenomenon that occurs when our inner world appears to overlay our perception of the outer world. Using rhythmic mark making, lurid colours and ambiguous perspective, his paintings often depict psychological states and are characterised by a dynamic crowding of composition in which lonely figures seem engulfed in a state of quiet introspection. Infused with allusions to mythology, folklore and poetry alongside references to modernist artists such as Morandi, De Chirico and Guston, each painting is a journey, an attempt to find a concise yet visually poetic resolution to the dilemma of perception, reality, memory and dreams.

Duncan Morris (b. 1980) Lives and works in London

Drawing from the autobiographical, Duncan Morris’s practice involves a fascination with the intangible phenomenon that occurs when our inner world appears to overlay our perception of the outer world. Using rhythmic mark making, lurid colours and ambiguous perspective, his paintings often depict psychological states and are characterised by a dynamic...
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