Meet the artist: Morgan
Dublin-based Morgan has recently downed all other tools to concentrate on doodling full-time. A graduate of Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, his varied CV to date includes time as a club promoter, DJ, web designer and photographer. His acryclic and digital prints are inspired by “by his everyday environment and the people he meets along the way”.
What did you want to be as a kid?
I think I remember wanting to be a pilot. I was always drawing planes. Then after I started growing up, I think I decided that if I could keep drawing what I wanted and what was in my head, then there would be a possibility that part of me wouldn’t have to ever grow up.
What's the best tool of your trade?
It probably has to be my Wacom tablet for my mac as it lets me sketch digitally and translates simple drawings into digital images very easily. It really takes away boundaries between traditional sketching and finished work. What I really want is an Axiotron Modbook Pro - this would really feel like the future. (as I’m really disappointed we don’t have flying cars yet). But unfortunately I need to sell a few more paintings before this is within my financial reach. But check it out online, very nice equipment.
Why did you choose these three images?
I suppose I chose them because I had the most enjoyment creating them and I think they represent a cross section of my work the best.
How would you describe them to a blind person?
Best of Three: This is a neutral painting of three hands depicting the three movements of the game of rock paper scissors using cold color tones.
Voiceless: This is the finished version of a sketch I did in a sketchbook which I then scanned in and digitally colored. It’s a small boy with tape over his mouth in strong alarming colors and conveying the feeling of being trapped and without a voice.
Noriko: This is a sketch of an Asian schoolgirl based on the characters from Battle Royale a crazy movie directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Have you seen it?
If your art was music what would it sound like?
Max Richter, Orbital, Kraftwerk, Plaid or Hans Zimmer. Clean, precise and everything where I think it should be.
Big up yourself.
How far have you gone for your art?
I pretty much quit doing everything else, so now it’s all I do.
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