Paul Morrison (b. 1966, Liverpool, UK) is a contemporary British painter best known for his uncanny black and white floral paintings and prints. Using found imagery from botanical, cartoon, film and art historical sources, Morrison manipulates and edits the appropriated images producing powerfully disquieting scenes that often reference landscape painting. Emphatic shifts in scale and pictorial language underscore the unsettling mood in his work which ranges from paintings and prints to films and vast site-specific wall paintings.

In 2009 Morrison worked with Paragon Press in London to create ‘Calathidium’, a series of botanical screen prints for an exhibition at the Horticultural Society of New York. In 2010 he was commissioned by the South London Gallery to create a permanent wall painting in 24 carat gold leaf to celebrate the completion of the gallery’s ambitious expansion project. His works are held in the collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, amongst others.


Sabine Knust, DE

Site Gallery, UK

Van Horn, DE

About Trees,
Zentrum Paul Klee, CH

Lucid Garden,
The Norton Museum, US

Paul Morrison,
Statdgalerie Saarbrücken, DE

Untitled (Gold Landscape), 2019, 24 carat gold leaf and acrylic on linen

Phylum, 2006, painted aluminium

Oxeye, 2010, St John Street, London

Asplenium, 2010, 24 carat gold leaf, South London Gallery

Untitled (after Brueghel the elder), 2019, acrylic on linen

Copse, 2018, painted steel

Rhizotron, 2011, painted aluminium

Sphere, 1999, acrylic on canvas

Hibernaculum, 2007, Bloomberg Space, London

Gamodeme, 2006, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

Rhexia, 2011, Linocut