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Adrian Morris – solo survey and critical texts


Following earlier projects around the work of British painter Adrian Morris (1929-2004), a major solo survey at Galerie Neu, Berlin (15 Mar – 13 Apr) will be accompanied by critical texts from AICA member Merlin James, in the exhibition publication and in the April issue of Mousse magazine.

James writes: ‘Several factors underlie the recent re-evaluation of British painter Adrian Morris (1929 – 2004). Exploring the aesthetic conundrums of abstraction and representation, his work also speaks presciently of the state of the planet – ecology, politics, and our hopes and fears for life on Earth (and even beyond). At the same time, Morris’s paintings operate at more intimate registers. Surface and depth, contact and separation, desolation and regeneration, empathy and alienation – all these binaries resonate in the personal psychology of the artist/viewer.’