Garrett Morin (b. 1980), graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and currently lives and works in New York. Garrett takes his cues from fantasy-based genres like horror and metal, through which lifeʼs “uglier” subjects become parody. He uses his work as a means of world building or more plainly, paints the things he would like to see.
Garett Morinʼs first solo exhibition took place at the Ace Hotel NY on October 2018 entitled “You Have Been Expected and are Welcome in My Castle”.
For Crowd Sorcery Morin draws inspiration from Neolithic structures known as passage graves, or portal dolmens, monuments to the dead set amongst an overgrown terrain. His soft palette and chosen medium of pastel casts a powdery fog, masking darker themes with playful video-game-like mysticism. The work invites the viewer to trip through a brighter, naturalistic version of the underworld; to wade past wildflowers over stone, collect artifacts, and meet its long silent inhabitants.