Screen print with 24 carat gold leaf on Somerset tub paper 400gsm
290 x 800mm
Edition of 45
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EXHIBITION: NOTHING IS FOREVER, 25 JUNE – 19 SEPTEMBER 2010
Morrison enhanced the beautiful double-height atrium in the Matsudaira Wing at the South London Gallery with a stunning wall painting in 24 carat gold leaf over two walls. Taking source material from his extensive collection of botanical drawings, Morrison renders an extraordinary combination of outsized plant life, furthering the play on interior and exterior views which characterises the space and indeed the SLG’s whole expansion project
Nothing is Forever celebrated the completion of the SLG’s £2 million building project, bringing together wall paintings, drawings and text pieces by 20 British and international artists. Seamlessly integrating art and architecture, and with each work destined to be embedded in the fabric of the buildings when painted over at the end of the show, Nothing is Forever marked an important and transitional moment in the South London Gallery’s history.
Paul Morrison (b. Liverpool, UK, 1966) studied at Sheffield City Polytechnic and Goldsmiths College, London (1998). Solo shows include Paul Morrison: Auctorum, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield (2012); Florigen, Fondazione Volume, Rome (2011); Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas (2008); Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (2008); and Bloomberg Space, London (2007). Morrison is famed for his large monochromatic botanical landscapes that are at once both familiar and foreign. Museum group exhibitions include Gold, Belvedere, Vienna (2012); Murals, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (2010); Repicturing the Past/Picturing the Present, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007); and Nothing is Forever, South London Gallery, London (2010).