Artnet: "Artist Sarah Morris on Why She Started Painting Spiderwebs During Lockdown"

Katie White, January 7, 2022

British-American artist Sarah Morris sees systems of connection—metro networks, city plans, spiderwebs—everywhere she looks. Since the mid-1990s, Morris has honed a visual language of geometric, color-blocked paintings and installations that derive from the man-made structures and systems of cities around the world. She devotes entire series to individual locations (Los Angeles, Midtown Manhattan, Washington D.C., Beijing… the list goes on) and ponders the public transportation, architecture, and industries. She makes films, too—atmospheric and vaguely suspenseful montages of the cities, which hint at the infinite experiences occurring within them.


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