ARTIST: JAMES ROBERT MORRISON

E171 Series – Pattern #2
Pattern E171 #2, Ink on Paper Sewing Pattern, 2001, 39.5 x 28 cm
E171 Series – Pattern #4
Pattern E171 #4, Ink on Paper Sewing Pattern, 2001, 39.5 x 28 cm
E171 Series – Pattern #1
Pattern E171 #1, Ink on Paper Sewing Pattern, 2001, 39.5 x 28 cm
E171 Series – Pattern #3
Pattern E171 #3, Ink on Paper Sewing Pattern, 2001, 39.5 x 28 cm

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Artist Biography

After graduating from my MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in 2002, I worked in a central London commercial art gallery for 3 years.  Following this I moved into the public sector, where over the past 14 years I have worked for the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, Arts Council England and the UK Government Art Collection (where I am currently employed part-time).  In January 2019, after a 17-year hiatus, I went back into the studio to continue my art practice in London.

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Artist Statement

Exploring, investigating and mapping the journey to an understanding and acceptance of my sexuality, my work has a playful nature that discusses this personal matter with an honesty and openness.

 

Hidden Depths #1
Hidden Depths #1, 2002, Ink on tracing paper, 210 x 297 mm
Hidden Depths #4
Hidden Depths #4, 2002, Ink on tracing paper, 210 x 297 mm
Hidden Depths #3
Hidden Depths #3, 2002, Ink on tracing paper, 210 x 297 mm
Hidden Depths #2
Hidden Depths #2, 2002, Ink on tracing paper, 210 x 297 mm

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The use of repetition, line and embroidery are important recurring elements in my work – repetition reinforces the imagery, creating a rhythm and pattern; outlines (sometimes delicate, sometimes strong) reflects the feeling of being an outsider who is delicate but strong; and embroidery is an emotional, physically enduring task that is procedural and repetitive, just like the sexual act itself.

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JRM_Pattern #6871
Pattern #6871
JRM_Pattern #6814
Pattern #6814
JRM_Pattern #6718
Pattern #6718

To explore morrison’s works further please visit  www.jamesrobertmorrison.com and Instagram.

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To explore more queer contemporary art please visit www.balaclavadotq.net.

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