I seek to awaken the deeper meaning of humanity's journey through time. The re-use of discarded materials and objects and my other recycling efforts are attempts to tread lightly, thereby reducing my carbon footprint on the planet.
The elevation of the throw-away and the reject to art status is to me a metaphor for the marginalized, racialized, oppressed peoples and cultures that I resurrect from destruction and near-invisibility to re-engage now as art.
My acrylic paintings, mixed media collages, installations and reconstructions are a continuous cycle of reflection on man, his engagement with other human beings and his relationship with his environment.
Garfield L. Morgan is a Jamaican multidisciplinary artist who started his art career as a Graphic Designer after graduating from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) in Kingston Jamaica.
He completed a Master of Arts degree in Painting and Digital Media as well as an MFA in Painting at Stephen
F. Austin State University (SFASU) in Nacogdoches,
Texas USA. Upon completing his studies at SFASU, he was awarded the Post Graduate Fellowship in the School of Art at SFASU.
Garfield returned to Jamaica in 2008 and has since taught at the EMCVPA, the Caribbean School of Architecture (CSA) at the University of Technology and the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at the University of the West Indies, Mona.
Morgan's art has been exhibited in China at the Beijing Biennale, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Brazil, Finland and Portugal and is included in collections in Jamaica and around the world. Garfield now resides in Montreal, Canada.