Sarah Morris' work is the latest in a series of commissions by Art on the Underground for the Pocket Tube map cover. Morris’ new art work, Petrobras [Rio] (2012) will be displayed on the front cover of millions of Pocket Tube maps from December 2012. Other artists in the series include Tracey Emin, Jeremy Deller, Richard Long, and Mark Wallinger.
The work is a diagram of movement depicting a series of interactions. Petrobras [Rio] encourages us to think about a journey - not a linear journey from A to B but more a slippage where thoughts and interactions occur that cannot be measured or contained.
The titles Morris uses for her paintings refer to the names of existing buildings or institutions. The title ‘Petrobas [Rio]’ is a reference to the Brazilian energy company and to the forthcoming Olympic and Paralympic games. Her entire new body of work is based on Brazil and her latest film ‘RIO’ premiered at the Locarno Film Festival in August and will be shown at White Cube in July 2013.
'Sarah Morris: London Underground Tube Map design'
'Tube map cover by Sarah Morris ' December 2012
© Sarah Morris Courtesy Art on the Underground