ANDRE VON MORISSE

(Norwegian, b. 1966 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in New York, NY)

 

Von Morisse is a conceptual painter, interested in exploring aspects of human psychology and how we interact with the world. With his work End of a New Dawn, reviewed by Jonathan Goodman in Art in America (Oct. 2005, p.180), he won the Best New Contemporary Artists Award 2005 at the Kunstnerenes Hus Museum in Oslo, Norway. End of a New Dawn explores relationship between painting and photography “reversing" the traditional roles of the two mediums by using paintings as the starting point for an elaborate and intricate photographic process. The large-scale photographs use paintings invented and made by von Morisse as the subject matter of the photographs. The paintings, in black and white, depict witty, time scrambling visions of sci-fi future stocked with technologies of the recent past. The artist photographed them, enlarging the images so that they take on a soft focus. That process seems to undermine accuracy and truth of photography. The title End of a New Dawn refers with nostalgia to the immense technological promises of the 60’s & the 70’s, before they dissipated into the ambiguities of the information age. 

 

Andre von Morisse was born in Oslo, Norway in 1966 and came to America in 1978. In 1990, he graduated cum laude from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and moved to New York in 1991. His works were featured in many group shows in galleries and museums in the US, and he had solo exhibitions with McKenzie Fine Art (2005 & 2003), and James Graham and Sons (2000, 1997) in New York, NY. Reviewed in the Art News (2007), Art in America (2005), New York Magazine (2003), Artnet (2000), and Review (1997), his art has also been often featured by Norway’s main dailies Aftenposten and VG, Kunst art magazine (2013), as well as Norwegian-American newspaper, Norway Times. Von Morisse’s paintings are held in prominent private and corporate collections in the US.

 

 

 

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Press

ARTSY Andre von Morisse The Young Norwegians, Part 1
05/03/2018
ARTCRITICAL ANDRE VON MORISSE THE YOUNG NORWEGIANS, PART 1
May 3 - May 27, 2018
TWO COATS OF PAINT Selected Gallery Guide May 2018
FREUD QUOTES, Andre Von Morisse: Pink Freud & The Pleasant Horizon
THE VIENNA PSYCHOANALYST, in conversation with ANDRE VON MORISSE
ARTSY Editorial | Sigmund Freud Stars in Andre von Morisse's Pop Paintings, by Ari Spool
NY ART BEAT Andre von Morisse "Pink Freud and The Pleasant Horizon"
EXHIBITION NEST, Andre von Morisse "Pink Freud & The Pleasant Horizon"
PRESS RELEASE Inaugural Exhibition May 2014
ART 3 Gallery is Camilla's favorite gallery as featured in ELLE Girl (JAPAN), July 28, 2014 by Miko Uno
BLOUIN ART INFO: Highlights from PULSE NEW YORK, May 2014
June 2014

Andre von Morisse

MEETING WILL & KATE from the Inabiity of Meeting Someone Famous Objectively, 2013

oil on canvas

24 x 22 inches (diptych)

New York Times T Magazine, Primer | An Art Weekend in Bushwick, by Valeria Safronova, May 29, 2014 (on ART 3 Gallery’s Inaugural Exhibition)
May 30, 2014

Primer | An Art Weekend in Bushwick

 

ALEXANDRA REBOUL about ART 3 Inaugural Opening

 

 

ARTSY Editorial | Mixed Media in Brooklyn: ART 3 opens its Inaugural Exhibition in Bushwick.
May 2014
ARTNET NEWS Andre von Morisse Takes on Industrial Landscape Photography The Norwegian artist discusses the poetics of urban and industrial imagery, by Bree Hughes
BLOUIN Lifestyles ANDRE VON MORISSE January 2014
January 2014
KUNST nummer 4, Andre von Morisse Koseptmaleren, August 2013
KUNST nummer 4, Andre von Morisse Konseptmaleren, August 2013 by Anne Marit Muri
LUXE IMMO No 34, MAY - JUNE 2013, ANDRE VON MORISSE
The Morning News, End of A New Dawn, Andre von Morisse 2007
ART DAILY Chelsea Art Museum Presents The Food Show
ART news | The Food Show: The Hungry Eye | February 2007

Andre von Morisse's Pink Freud (2006) Review at The Chelsea Art Museum

ART in AMERICA Andre von Morisse at McKenzie, October 2005, by Jonathan Goodman
October 2005