530 West 25th Street, New York, NY
With over 4,500 original drawings and paintings under his belt, Mexican artist Arturo Morin lays his unconscious bare on the canvas. His pieces–executed in oil, acrylic, and oil pastels–are dreamlike representations of his psyche. Surreal figures of distorted proportions take centerstage: shrunken hands, twig-like limbs, huge tilted heads sitting comically on elongated necks. At times the images are enveloped in an aura of mystery: crescent moons twirling in the ether, faceless string orchestras, a solitary pianist in the rain. As cryptic as his subjects may appear however, Morin does not force meanings and symbols upon his audience, nor does he infuse unnecessary drama into his narratives. His paintings are an honest and confident expression of himself; his world unedited. What we make of it is up to us.
Morin studied Architecture at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and later founded his own architectural firm, Arturo Artes Plasticas y Diseño Arquitectonico. His work has exhibited and garnered recognition all over Mexico and Latin America.
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Each of my works was created solely for my own satisfaction, as an honest and confident expression of myself. It is satisfaction that comes from a job well done, when the piece can speak for itself without the need for superfluous explanations. My diverse subjects are drawn from my imagination and communicate the very unreal perception of the world I have. I do not try to artificially construct symbols or add drama, I show myself as I am, openly and simply.
I constantly evolve, chasing new materials, new trends, so as to avoid conformism and solemnity in art and in life. For me, standing in front of a blank canvas is truly one of the most satisfying experiences and pleasures of all. For inquiries, email@example.com
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