a painter primarily, although I am currently producing a number of drawings and am in the process of starting some limited run screen prints. I also dable with video and installation pieces which tend to incorporate. manipulate or mutate my paintings or drawings
About my artwork
Edward Morris works and lives in Nottingham and spends his time creating his work between his 2 studios, 1 which is near the centre of Nottingham, which is larger than the studio in the loft of his house. This creates an interesting dialogue in his practice between the work produced in the 2 spaces as scale of his work is often increased significantly in the studio away from his house. His work is now progressing at a rapid rate as he is now completely focused on his art after retiring from the rat race. His current series of paintings/drawings, "hypochondria drawings", are influenced primarily by the different daily aches and pains that he feels, or at least believe that he feels! However, they also reflect upon his previous series of work surrounding scientific research in to the possible, and increasingly probable, existence of parallel universes. In this series he is drawing maps which start with his aches and pains, borrow from the M-theory, and steal from my subconscious, as well as drawing inspiration from Lousie Bourgeois's “Insomnia” drawings. Further images of this work will be uploaded on to this page soon, and any feedback will be greatly appreciated. If you have any interest in purchasing any of the work shown on here please contact the artist for further details and pricing via this website.
Hello again, sorry it has been so long. I'm very taken with the paintings 'piss poorly' and 'horseshoe kidney'. The more recent paintings (added July 9) are interesting from a painterly perspective, but I find the works listed above to be more resolved. Perhaps you were breaking away from this level of finish with the new works. The (more recent) application of the paint gives a contrast that feels uncomfortable but not unwelcome. It's good territory. I'm in Nottingham regularly - if you're showing anywhere I would love to see your work in reality. Best regards, Mark
Hi Ed, sorry not to get back to you, regarding studios, i'm in the midst of moving to tether and trying to finish off some of the large paintings for the lakeside show, once those are done which should be osme time next week we should meet up and discuss the collaborative project, it could be good. I've still got your lovely drawing book by the way.
The fight goes on, well its not a fight really we have just siad fuck you Mr building owner we are out of here, we dont want your refurbed smaller more expensive spaces. So the scouts are out(not those silly uniformed ones) looking for a new space and well maybe we have found just the thing, not 60 seconds walk from the market Sq, just a question of getting rid of the pigeon shit so we can get in there to have a look around.
Re imagesI think I have these written onto a CD which I can let you have one way or another, maybe meet for a drink let me know.
BLUEBIRD ART HOUSE AND ART&ARTISTS LA are pleased to announce the 1st INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION 2009.
Open to all artists in all fine arts media we seek to recognize outstanding quality and diversity in the arts.
The 2009 IJC is open to all artists worldwide, age 18 and older. All works must be original. Entries in the following medias will be accepted: Painting, Drawing, Mixed media, Printmaking, Watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography.
Entry Deadline February 15th 2009.
A solo show next winter 2009 at Bluebird Art House and $1500 to the winner. 1 work in the show for each one of the 3 runner up.