2002-2003 Slade School of Fine Art, London, MA 1998-2002 École des Beaux Arts, Paris 1997-1998 St Martins School of Art and Design, London
Annie Morris’ multi-disciplinary practice draws on both personal experience and the history of art. Encompassing sculpture, applique tapestry, painting and drawing, Morris’ intuitive use of line, weaves between abstraction and representation—at once both authoritative and imaginative.
For this year’s Cure3, Annie Morris has produced Ultramarine Blue and Cadmium Red, in which she blends abstraction and figuration. The floral female figures inside the Perspex cube are a common feature in Morris’ practice; playful and vibrant, they seem to have been drawn in mid-air. The illusion that the work has been sketched stems from the artist’s past achievements, as she first became known for her illustrations. The pregnant women are presented in a life-affirming manner and seem to be happily conversing In this artwork, Morris explores nature, existence and the female body, woven together in an abstract, evocative sculpture.