'Two People in a Room' 2010 © Patrick Morrissey
Morrissey’s work represents a development of ideas initiated whilst taking his degree at Goldsmiths College. Morrissey utilizes geometric and numeric systems to create a visual field or ground which contradicts and simultaneously informs the audience’s perception of each piece.
Hanz has evolved his method as an outsider artist. He started to produce art in the late 1970s, very much influenced by the punk art and music scene. He uses ‘discarded’ material in his work.
September 2010 >>
Patrick: Hanz did a piece of work some years ago; unusually for him it was in black and white instead of his highly colourful boxes.
Hanz: It was my Millennium box, obviously done in the year 2000 and is shown here in the ‘Monochrome Set’.
Patrick: So we decided at that time to create black and white work at some point for a future exhibition. When Leyla joined Cor Blimey Arts, we both found something about her strong sculptural forms that appealed to us. We invited her to contribute some of her work to ‘Monochrome Set’, we were pleased that she accepted and she produced the work you see before you now.
Patrick: For ‘Monochrome Set’ the choice was easy, all the emphasis has been placed on the structures / language of the pieces. I usually work with colours that vibrate.
Patrick: This is our first exhibition where we have created a body of work with a specific theme allowing us to go back to the very basics of our constructivist / concrete work and has re-affirmed our original direction.
|Millenium Box, 2000 19"' x 19" © Hanz|
CP: Hanz and Patrick, you have shared a studio space together since 2008. Can you tell us how your work has developed? How important is the studio practice.
Patrick: We have worked and developed in parallel for many years but since sharing a studio we have been very free with our ideas. We are both happy to have an open dialogue concerning our work and the creative processes involved
Patrick: Studio practice is all everything is about the work.
CP: What artists are you inspired by?
Patrick: Jose Patricio, Kenneth Martin, Francois Morellet, Sol Le Witt, Bridget Riley.
Hanz: Victor Vasarely. Mathew Frere-Smith, Fernand Leger.
|Howeldrehevel, 8" x 8 " © Hanz|
CP: Hanz, can you tell us how your abstracted relief constructions are formed and the materials you use?
Hanz: I use 1” long pieces of electrical conduit and the cones are made of paper, in my random boxes anything goes.
CP: Why do you choose discarded materials?
|Exhibition view at Nolia’s gallery 2010 |
CP: Patrick, you utilise geometric and numeric systems to create a visual field. Can you describe this process and how do you begin to create your paintings?
|Pernambuco, 2009, Acylic on canvas, 4" x 4" © Patrick Morrissey|
CP: How do you both incorporate kinetic techniques within your art?
Patrick: The kinetic aspect of the work is a bi-product of the process.
Hanz: As my work has a depth to it, all of the surfaces cannot be seen at the same time. As the viewer interacts with the work its innate qualities are revealed.
CP: Do you have any forthcoming projects / news to divulge?
Patrick: We have both started a series of new works and are currently in negotiation with other established artists in the U.S.A, Europe and London with a view to holding a group exhibition in the New Year.