Murals by Andrew Morrow seen at The St. Regis San Francisco, San Francisco - Love and War
Murals by Andrew Morrow seen at The St. Regis San Francisco, San Francisco - Love and War

Love and War

"Love” and “War" are two large-scale paintings by Canadian artist Andrew Morrow in St. Regis San Francisco's opposing walls in the Lobby Bar. The 8-by-16-foot murals highlights the contrasting themes of “Old World” and “New World. In “Love,” Morrow depicts the love and diversity of San Francisco as well as its Old World luxury, sophistication and status—also pillars of St. Regis. The mural “War” depicts the enduring strength and beauty of the world as it progresses in time from the past to the future.

Meet the Creator

Andrew Morrow is a contemporary Canadian painter whose work is characterized by a restless desire to both inhabit and extend historical, narrative, painting. Morrow’s work fluctuates between narrative and self-reference, lucidity and indeterminacy, ambition, and constraint. Extending from personal, actual, and invented histories, Morrow’s paintings engage broad, historical themes such as war, eroticism, beauty, the apocalypse, and death, complicating these through a resistance to narrative closure and spatial coherence. In his work fragmented and archetypal figures populate shifting, uncertain landscapes, approaching, but never quite attaining the sublime.

As a means of expanding object-based painting (paint on canvas), Morrow introduced digital technology into his practice early in 2010, combining physical painting, digital animation, and interactive technology, to create environmentally aware art, grounded in traditional painting yet committed to innovation.

Available for commission/custom work