Friday, November 7, 2014

Aaron Morse

Have you ever seen a painting by Aaron Morse? The more I see them, the more I want to just dive into them. Featuring carefully detailed imagery and vivid, enticing color, they are quite a treat for the eyes.

If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area, you can see many Aaron Morse paintings in person through November 8, 2014 at Acme Gallery

Aaron Morse, The Sea #2, 2007, watercolor on paper

Aaron Morse, Cloud World #2, 2014, acrylic and oil on canvas

Aaron Morse, Waves, 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas


Aaron Morse, Philosophical Creatures, 2011, watercolor on paper

Aaron Morse, The Beach, 2004, acrylic on canvas

Aaron Morse, Cloud World, 2014, watercolor on paper


Aaron Morse, Space Coast, acrylic, oil and spray paint on linen

Aaron Morse, Timeline (Humanity), 2010-2011, acrylic and collage on canvas

Aaron Morse, The Mountain That Was God, 2008

Aaron Morse, Stampede, 2009, acrylic and oil on vinyl canvas

Aaron Morse, Early America Firearms, 2002:2014, acrylic and oil on canvas

Aaron Morse, Hidden Canyon, 2011, watercolor on paper

Aaron Morse, Maritime, 2011, acrylic on canvas

Aaron Morse, Philisophical Creatures, 2014, acrylic and oil on canvas

Aaron Morse, Cloud World

Aaron Morse, Christ Entering Coachella (#1) detail

About the artist...

Visually complex and frequently composed of sequential images, Aaron Morse's works require lengthy consideration. Often featuring epic subjects, such as oceanic exploration, buffalo hunts, or mountain treks, narratives slowly unfold as details are revealed from scene to scene. Morse uses a variety of media, often combining acrylic, watercolor, and oil paint in one work. Due to these substances chemical incompatibility, the resulting image contains subtleties and imperfections which add to the aesthetic appeal.

His solo exhibitions include ACME, Los Angeles, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, and the Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles. He has also participated in several group exhibitions include MATRIX 213: Some Forgotten Place, Berkeley Art Museum; Women Beware Women, Deitch Projects, New York; and The Old, Weird America, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston.

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KaH said...

Cloud World, may be my favorite, but so hard to choose. Each one is so beautiful. I wish I was in LA!

E said...

Dive in, indeed. I love how they're 2D yet layered and vibrantly-colored, but not. That's my super in-depth art insight for the day. K, bye.

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