Needle

Paul Morrison (1966 - )

Acrylic on canvas

2001-2002

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© Paul Morrison, courtesy of Alison Jacques Gallery, London

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Austria
    City: Vienna
    Place: British Embassy

    'Needle' encapsulates Paul Morrison's graphic style in whimsically-drawn natural motifs that seem familiar from Grimm's Fairy Tales and Walt Disney cartoons. Like a photographic negative, his monochromatic composition creates vivid contrasts. By eliminating colour he encourages us to bring our own impressions of colour to the work, what he describes as the "colour behind the eye". Morrison's sources include Victorian botanical guidebooks, cartoons and storybooks. His crisp style also reveals the influence of Albrecht Dürer's mediaeval prints and Patrick Caulfield's modern screen prints.

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    acrylic (paint), canvas, acrylic painting
  • Details
    Title
    Needle
    Date
    2001-2002
    Medium
    Acrylic on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 229.00 cm, width: 152.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Asprey Jacques, July 2002
    Inscription
    verso: 'NEEDLE' 2001/2002 / Paul Morrison
    Provenance
    Asprey Jacques, London
    GAC number
    17718