recent paintings 'The Street (Fog Screen)', and The Street (Tree of Knowledge)' installed at Joseph Chamberlain College Arts Festival July 2017
I’ve not written anything for ages, but I have been busy. Here are a couple of paintings currently on display at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College where I work. I’m exhibiting them alongside our students work as part of our annual Arts Festival. It has been a nice opportunity over the years to ‘test’ out new work on the large walls. These two large paintings belong to a new series of work, ‘Negativland’ which I recently created as a new portfolio on the website: http://shaunmorrispaintings.com/negativland#0, but have yet to exhibit anywhere. They were created in a relatively short intense burst of activity and hold in some way in their expression some of my fears and anxieties about living in this strange, dystopian post-Brexit Britain.
Current studio work
I’m currently working on a series of smaller paintings based on observations of makeshift shelters constructed by the homeless in the fly-tipped margins of land surrounding the college…I’m struggling to make these work as they are formally a bit of a departure from recent work, and I’m not sure where they are going, but I feel like they are beginning to take some sort of shape after much hard work....