Paul Morrison


Paul Morrison

Cyclorama, 2021

acrylic on wall.

This large-scale work titled Cyclorama is characterised using uncanny monochromatic botanical motifs. These boldly rendered landscape elements are modified, distorted and re-edited and have been painted directly on to the wall using acrylic paint. Morrison consciously experiments with scale and disparate visual languages, taking inspiration from historical engravings, botanical illustrations, comics, animations and found images.

Manipulated art historical references feature throughout the wall painting, such as the two bracken fronds coming together to almost touch, a reference to Michelangelo’s painting on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel, depicting the creation of Adam, with the finger of God reaching out to Adam.