Born in Seattle in 1976, Joel Morrison went on to receive an education in English Literature in Washington and a MFA in Sculpture from Claremont Graduate University in California and is now represented by the Gagosian Gallery, a giant in the art world. Morrison’s rather entertaining body of work challenges formalist sculpture while gaining much critique. His pieces are created from casts of a variety of found everyday objects. Together these forms are molded into something that appears oddly similar but is not. They are then cast in stainless steel and intensely polished until every surface gleams chrome. What we are left with is an unattractive mass of bulging objects in contexts that in no way suit them, yet they hold an aura of mysterious beauty with their shiny surfaces. What do you think about the artist’s work? Check it out for yourself below!
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