Thomas Morphis Abstract Painting - Interface I
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Thomas Morphis
Interface I

2018

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Interface I is a spectrum of blues, ranging from light, almost white, blue on top to marine/turquoise on bottom. Sixteen identically shaped red squares emerge from this sea of variegated blue, stabilizing the work's vertically oriented dynamism with symmetry. The saturation of blue at the bottom of the work is counterbalanced by climbing lines, which, as they move towards the top of the panel, change from white to black. Thomas Morphis merges two divergent artistic directions: formal abstraction and the representation of the human figure. Compositionally, these paintings operate within grids in order to create various abstract patterns. Within this structure, Morphis scatters fragments of the human form. When viewed from a distance, the paintings resolve into peaceful, stable compositions, but closer inspection reveals the energy and contours of figure drawings from live male models. Born in Spokane, Washington, Thomas Morphis earned his MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1984 and enjoyed a 25-year teaching career. He lives in San Francisco and works out of his studio in the Bayview district.

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  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 48 in. x W 48 in. x D 1.63 in.H 121.92 cm x W 121.92 cm x D 4.15 cm
  • Gallery Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU96213252793
  • Seller Reference Number
    MORP056
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