Annie Morris, ‘Stack 6, Studio Purple’, 2016, Whitechapel Gallery Benefit Auction 2017

Annie Morris makes painting, sculptures, collage and illustrations: she is not attached to a particular medium but rather characterises her work as “usually made up of lots of smaller pieces that come together to make one big piece”. This work - from her ‘stacked’ series of sculptures – is a tower shaped from plaster, sand and painted with bright, raw pigment. It is playful, seemingly weightless; neither fully figurative nor abstract, simple and defiant.
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About Annie Morris

Multimedia artist Annie Morris has produced painting, sculpture, and collage, but she first became known for illustrations: in 2003, she came into the public eye for her collaboration with her longtime friend Sophie Dahl (granddaughter of the famous British children’s writer Roald Dahl) on the book Man with the Dancing Eyes. Morris has stated that she does not feel attached to a singular medium, and prefers to characterize her work as “usually made up of lots of smaller pieces that come together to make one big piece.” Among her best-known works are painting-sculptures comprised of individually painted wooden clothespins; in 2006, Burberry commissioned her to make a dress in the same format. In 2012, Morris and her husband, the artist Idris Kahn, collaborated on a project using Comme des Garçon wallets.

British , b. 1978, London, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom