Internationally acclaimed Surrealist Desmond Morris began his art career in 1948 when he first exhibited at Swindon Public Library. Since then his work has been exhibited globally in venues such as the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome and Camden Arts Centre, London.
His works are held in many private and public collections, including the Tate. Throughout his career Morris has aligned his work with the surrealist movement; the exploration of ideas and application of techniques to disrupt logic, unravel ‘sense’ and accepted modes of normality, having exhibited alongside fellow artists also renowned for their contribution to surrealist explorations, such as Joan Mirό (London Gallery, 1950).
Morris’ work features creatures and characters inhabiting unknown landscapes. Creating iconic imagery that only hints at recognisable anatomy and species, Morris’s work presents us with a series of ‘windows into worlds’ that could perhaps be construed as exploring the space between an unattributed life form and the unconscious mind.