Sean Morris

Western Australian illustrator Sean Morris possesses the rather uncanny knack of transforming subjects that would normally be labelled abject or unbecoming into objects of desire. Well, almost. If heavy metal-listening, trailer park-dwelling white trash (FYI: we call them “bogans” in Australia) are your thing, then you will definitely appreciate his work. Although I don’t generally tend towards dissected, well-endowed mermaid-types, I love Morris’ aesthetic. Intricately detailed and using a variety of materials as his canvas (my favourite of which is old drink coasters), Morris’ talent for artistically presenting low brow themes is impressive.

Morris has upcoming exhibitions in Perth, Brisbane and New York; the details of which can be found on his site. To see even more do take a look at Morris’ blog and flickr.


November 9, 2010