Construction barricades at the 7th Street SW & Maryland Avenue SW station entrance.
Brute Block, 2022
Digitally manipulated photos printed on PVC panels
4' h x 112' long
Brute Block is a colorful interpretation of DC's most iconic work of brutalist architecture, the Washington Metro. Created with digitally manipulated photos of the L'Enfant Plaza station, this piece highlights the bold geometries and rich textures for which the brutalist style is known. Up close, Brute Block shows a clear reference to the architecture of the station, while from afar it can be read as a natural pattern; contrasting the surrounding concrete with a lush pop of color.
Theo Morrow is an artist and designer based in Washington, DC. Inspired by observations of the built and natural environment, Morrow's work encourages a sense of playful curiosity and mysticism within the framework of everyday life. Creating work through several mediums in dialogue with one another, his process blurs the lines between physical and digital. The result is a style distinct in its use of bold colors and imaginative expression.
Temporary project funded by the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) in partnership with WMATA.