ROBERT MORRIS is an image maker. For over 20 years, he has built a world-wide reputation of creating stunning imagery through a variety of media including pen & ink, photography, 3D, and digital film compositing.
Robert's artwork has been featured in galleries alongside other notable artists such as H.R. Giger, Clive Barker, and Marilyn Manson, as well as in concerts, commercials, and feature films. Since launching his company "Mechanical Whispers" in 2000, his work has been praised in publications such as Digit, Reel, Creativity, Cthulhu Sex, and Fangoria, as well as being exhibited around the world from Sundance to Cannes, and NYC's Lincoln Center to LA's Hollywood Bowl. His work has been broadcast live on TV for an audience of millions of people during the Grammy Awards, American Idol, The Voice, People's Choice Awards, American Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards to name a few. Since 1998, he has made New York City his home.
There are many creative figures who have been influential to the work of Robert Morris. Fellow artistic influences include M.C. Escher, Gustav Dore, Andreas Vesalius, Albrecht Durer, Zladislaw Beksinski, H.R. Giger, Dan Ouellette, Joel-Peter Witkin, Tim Bradstreet, Edward Gorey, Chris Cunningham, and Matthew Barney. Musical influences range from Nine Inch Nails and Bauhaus to Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, The Doors, The Cure, Gary Numan, Prick, and C-TEC. But when Robert works, the range of music found playing in his studio can be quite surprising (and sometimes embarrassing). Music is the perfect way to create an ambient mood for any ritual chamber. And the detailed work of Robert's is nothing less than a tedious ritual. In addition to art and music, Robert is also inspired by certain films and books. Directors such as David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, Andrei Tarkovsky, Brother's Quay, Jan Svankmajer, Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson, and Mamoru Oshii serve as continual inspiration. Writers that stimulate him include Clive Barker, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Marquis de Sade, G.I. Gurdjieff, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Anton LaVey. Most of what influences Robert, though, is the life that surrounds him. Robert has a passion for subway decay, the smell of burning electricity, Jack Daniel's, medical illustrations, soft black puppies, and certainly not least, working in his Brooklyn, NY studio.