Paul Morrison, Cicad 2011

Paul Morrison, Cicad 2011 - Made in Sheffield

Internationally acclaimed Yorkshire Artspace artist Paul Morrison has created this limited edition (10) mirror polished stainless steel laser etching entitled 'Cicad'.  

Paul, originally from Liverpool, studied at Sheffield City Polytechnic in the 1980s and at Goldsmiths College of Art in London the 1990s. He was artist in residence at Yorkshire Artspace in 2007. Represented by London based contemporary art gallery Alison Jacques, Paul is mostly known for his black and white big scale mural paintings as well as wood block prints of plant-life, from medieval leaf forms to Walt Disney blooms. He also creates large free-standing sculptural works, often created in black or mirror polished stainless steel, depicting similar plant-like forms.

Recent solo shows include Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas (2008); Bloomberg SPACE, London (2007); The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu (2006). His work is held in the collections of eminent Museums and Galleries around the world including the British Council Collection, London; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Rubell Collection, Miami; Städel Museum, Frankfurt and the Walker Art Gallery in his home town of Liverpool.

Paul is scheduled to have a major solo show at Museum Sheffield’s Millennium Galleries in summer 2012.

Stainless Steel was developed in Sheffield in 1913 by Harry Brearley, making this a very 'Sheffield artwork.  All proceeds from the sale of this work will help Yorkshire Artspace to continue their work with different community groups in the new studio neighbourhoods of The Manor and Parson Cross in Sheffield.  These neighbourhoods were developed especially to accommodate the workforce for the steel industries during the 1040s but have, since its decline, suffered a great deal of deprivation.

In the last year, in conjunction with our residency programme, we worked with the Manor Lodge over 50’s Lunch Club, Enable Day Care Centre for adults with learning difficulties, young people from Endeavour based at Wybourn Youth Trust, Anchor Court Sheltered Housing Association and Ruskin Mill Educational Trust's Freeman College and residents from the Parson Cross community. 

This special limited edition was laser etched by the Sheffield Assay Office with all materials donated by steel company Aalco Nottingham.   Yorkshire Artspace wants to thank Paul, Aalco Nottingham and Sheffield Assay Office for their generous support. 

Pictured: Paul Morrison, 'Cicad' 2011, mirror polished stainless stell laser etching, 160mm x 127mm (x 2mm).  Framed at £490, Unframed at £430.  Limited edition of 10.   (only 4 left!) To order contact Mir Jansen or phone 01142130111