Paul Morris’s current work pursues strong themes of obsession in human liaisons. Images are often derived from the artist’s subconscious, exploring the mysterious or tormented dimension of relationships. The work is largely symbolic in its portrayal, using a variety of found objects/appropriated pieces to demonstrate meaning. Paul elicits the expression of feelings of an intimate relationship from an impudent photograph or an old letter envelope.
Paul uses a variety of media including oil, but more frequently includes images constructed using a collage of wax, lead, dried flowers, photographs sometimes of an erotic nature and other assorted objects. The objects are the emblematic clues Paul harnesses to work poetically.
Paul has exhibited widely in the last twenty years. He was part of a ‘Young Contemporaries’ exhibition at the Royal College of Art, has had solo exhibitions at Riverside Gallery, Richmond and participated in many group shows such as ‘Enlightenment’ by the Association of Erotic Artists in Milton Keynes and at The Gallery, Liverpool and Redgate Gallery in Brixton in a show entitled ‘How beautiful ugliness is’. Paul has contributed locally as a member of the Waltham Forest Arts Club and in the 2012 Leytonstone Arts Trail.