Alex Morrison | the artist
The artist Alex Morrison
Born 1975, Birmingham, England.
Lives and works in London, .
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Space Invader. The difference between ‘home’ and ‘house’ is rhetorical yet philosophical in nature
The difference between ‘home’ and ‘house’ is rhetorical yet philosophical in nature. Domestic architecture, physical as it may be, is rooted in an ideological abstraction called ‘home’,an agglomeration of support systems and amenities such as the nuclear family, friendly neighbors, backyard cookouts and full-package cable TV. Alex Morrison’s oeuvre emerges from the forced abandonment of common notions of domestic space- a welcome consequence of his transient history. This pared down existence screens him from faux sensibilities as the overly retentive anti-style of Martha Stewart, yet provides him with an unique, creative, visual language developed upon the provisional savvy of his fleeting lifestyle. Within this, Morrison has built a strong critical foundation, identifying his precarious domestic actuality as a stable thematic disposition…