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Sarah Morris

Enemy [Sound Graph], 2018

Household gloss on canvas
23 3/5 × 23 3/5 in
60 × 60 cm
This is a unique work.
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About the work
Para Site Benefit Auction

Estimated range: HK$ 350,000 - 500,000
Generously donated by the artist and White Cube

Since the …

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Estimated range: HK$ 350,000 - 500,000
Generously donated by the artist and White Cube

Since the mid-1990s, Sarah Morris (b. 1967, UK) has been making both paintings and films that manipulate bureaucratic forms and social structures, playing with ideas of surface to reveal power constructs in flux.

Her paintings are …

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© Sarah Morris. Photo: Christopher Burke, New York. Courtesy White Cube.
Sarah Morris
American, b. 1967
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Since the mid-1990s, artist Sarah Morris has produced a large body of work using both painting and film, which create a new language of place and politics.

Morris’ paintings and films contain elements that complement and connect to one another, generating a constant back-and-forth play between the two. In her paintings, she uses colors and geometries that she associates with a city’s unique aesthetic vocabulary and palette, as well as its character and multiple histories. Within the framework, Morris’ work plays with social and bureaucratic typologies to implicate obstructive systems of control. In her films President Bill Clinton, Chase Bank, Philip Johnson, Robert Towne, the film industry, poster design, the Olympics, the banking system, Oscar Niemeyer, J.G. Ballard, perfume, lunar cycles, pharmaceutical packaging, birdcages and even fruit are all fair game.

In writer Bettina Funcke’s words: “She wants to be both author and protagonist, and to her that means using compromised personalities and places as portals into entanglements of power, generating a sense of dizzying simultaneity that she translates into motives and resources for her paintings and a flow of images for her films, all of which add up to topologies of a moment in the life of power and style.”

— Submitted by the artist’s studio

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About the work
Para Site Benefit Auction

Estimated range: HK$ 350,000 - 500,000
Generously donated by the artist and White Cube

Since the …

Read more

Estimated range: HK$ 350,000 - 500,000
Generously donated by the artist and White Cube

Since the mid-1990s, Sarah Morris (b. 1967, UK) has been making both paintings and films that manipulate bureaucratic forms and social structures, playing with ideas of surface to reveal power constructs in flux.

Her paintings are …

Read more
Medium
Other
Image rights
© Sarah Morris. Photo: Christopher Burke, New York. Courtesy White Cube.
Sarah Morris
American, b. 1967
Follow

Since the mid-1990s, artist Sarah Morris has produced a large body of work using both painting and film, which create a new language of place and politics.

Morris’ paintings and films contain elements that complement and connect to one another, generating a constant back-and-forth play between the two. In her paintings, she uses colors and geometries that she associates with a city’s unique aesthetic vocabulary and palette, as well as its character and multiple histories. Within the framework, Morris’ work plays with social and bureaucratic typologies to implicate obstructive systems of control. In her films President Bill Clinton, Chase Bank, Philip Johnson, Robert Towne, the film industry, poster design, the Olympics, the banking system, Oscar Niemeyer, J.G. Ballard, perfume, lunar cycles, pharmaceutical packaging, birdcages and even fruit are all fair game.

In writer Bettina Funcke’s words: “She wants to be both author and protagonist, and to her that means using compromised personalities and places as portals into entanglements of power, generating a sense of dizzying simultaneity that she translates into motives and resources for her paintings and a flow of images for her films, all of which add up to topologies of a moment in the life of power and style.”

— Submitted by the artist’s studio

Sarah Morris

Enemy [Sound Graph], 2018

Household gloss on canvas
23 3/5 × 23 3/5 in
60 × 60 cm
This is a unique work.
Bidding closed
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