Morell’s paintings, sculptures, prints, and installations have their origin in fin de siecle illusionism and inventions. His works, for example, the Shadow Canvasses (2013 – ongoing), confront us with the shadows of the past: the trickery and contraptions of the pioneers of theatrical and cinematic illusion are treated with nostalgia, but may actually tell us something about our 21st century lives that are increasingly guided by mediated – and illusionary – experience.
Lars Morell (Norway, 1980)studied at the National Academy of Fine Art in Oslo. He has exhibited extensively, amongst others at: Palais de Tokyo, Paris (solo); ISCP New York; MHKA Antwerp, Nationalmuseum, Berlin; Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin; Galerie Wentrup, Berlin; Choi & Lager, Cologne (solo); and Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kristiansand (NO). Morell lives and works in Oslo.