Julia Morrisroe


My paintings seek to still the noise of relentlessly streaming information and data, from my phone, my car, the airport and TVs everywhere. I’m attracted by the lack of hierarchy in this information (natural disasters, Justin Bieber and local traffic jams afford equal air time) and at the same time repulsed by it. All information is equal and the illusion of democracy is pervasive. The unconscious mind attempts to make sense of this sensory overload, to sort it, arrange it, and make images from it. My paintings focus attention on a consciously constructed image that ignores the precision of the world and revels in the handmade. Color is a major player in these paintings; it is colors rancor, its refusal to be tamed, which keeps me at work.






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