Rupert’s work evokes a sense of the unknown; time and place are left open as organic forms engulf his original photographic images. The work explores aspects of the urban and rural and the paradoxes that ensue when the two converge. Rupert’s recent body of work is based on coastal imagery as he explores the natural beauty of the sea and the graphic lines of the industrial marine architecture.
Using his own photographs as a starting point, Rupert uses digital degradation, random mark making and considered illustration to create spontaneous yet controlled mixed media works. Formed through a process of adding and scraping back layers of ink, latent marks add not only depth to the images but a reminiscence of transient etching processes.
Graduating from Falmouth College of Arts in 2005 with a degree in Illustration, Rupert Morley now lives and works in Bristol.