From Mexico City to New York City, Mexican-born Mauricio Morillas’s artistic journey explores mixed media, minimalism, and assemblage. “My roots are Mexican, but my vision incorporates inspirations from anywhere and everywhere,” explains Morillas who now creates his minimalist artwork at his Brooklyn studio. “My aim is to create work that is both minimalist and yet richly interesting.”
Morillas explores mixed media, minimalism and assemblage. The use of unorthodox techniques is part of his process. He experiments with different materials in order to create unique textures, contrasting light and dark, smooth and rough, rustic and modern. His mixed media pieces blur the boundaries between the two-dimensional and three-dimensional; he purposely plays with shadow as an essential part of his composition. He seeks to draw the viewer's eye to see something different at all levels and on every inch of the canvas, creating work that is both minimalist and richly interesting.
In recent years his work has been shown at PINTA---The Modern and Latin Contemporary American Art Show, as well as at the Affordable Art Fair (AAF). In 2012 he was awarded a grant by the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY