Whilst nodding towards an eclectic range of cultural references, from science fiction & 80's surf and skate graphics to cave painting and megaliths, Morrison also references 20th century abstract painting. Glimpses of Kazimir Malevich, Ad Reinhardt or Frank Stella can be traced in Morrison’s layering of form and colour. There is an acute awareness of the materiality of paint where subtle shifts in tone, texture and direction of application combine to create spatial and perspectival shifts; and underpainting and repainting bring our attention to the built surface. An inquiry into the equivocal, therefore, is underpinned by a rigorous investigation into paint itself.
The show is a reflection of Liu Bolin's multifaceted and complex view of contemporary society and culture. The critically acclaimed and internationally renowned artist will release the first works of a new series, Hiding in California.