Peter Morrens Covers
‘A long time in preparation but executed only recently, Peter Morrens’ (b. 1965) new suite of drawings has, in line with his practice more broadly, involved the reworking of existing images, most of which were of his own making. The original intention had been to remake a selection of his previous drawings in a new, standarized format. However, having just left his life in Lier and relocated his studio and archives to Antwerp, a much wider array of material surfaced. This material presented itself as a kind of ‘time capsule’ of past ideas, memories and experiences, now newly available for reworking. The resulting drawings, made with black charcoal and graphite on A3 paper, each translate some kind of personally resonant pre-existing image: Morrens’ own older drawings, yes, but also a variety of source images, found fragments from magazines, old installation shots, his own children’s early drawings, book illustrations, salvaged words and phrases, crude photocopies, and private photographs.
From: ‘DO, UNDO, REDO. – On Recent Drawings by Peter Morrens’ Ed Krcma, in: COVERS