Conceptually, Morris focuses on how private and public interests are expressed, interpreted, edited, and then disseminated through various commercial mediums such as print, product, video, and corporate business promotional materials to the public at large. Often, this information is used persuasively as propaganda intended to shape public opinion, guide consumer attitudes, and delineate artificially created social structures.
Utilizing a variety of visual strategies such as juxtaposition, scale manipulation, and contextual shifts, Morris explores the separation between what we feel to be the common everyday, verses a reality seemingly engineered through conditioning. Materially, Morris employs a variety of media to illustrate these interests.
Charlie Morris received his Master’s of Fine Arts at The University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. His work has been exhibited in Iceland, Spain, Scotland, Mexico, The Netherlands, and The United States. He currently resides in Houston, Texas (aug-2013).