From Simpson’s celebrated Tupperware Captured in Still Life series, this print captures a suite of Tupperware containers arranged into a captivating still-life, recalling the elegance of Morandi’s pared-back paintings of domestic objects.
Writing on this connection, Louisa Buck, correspondent for The Art Newspaper noted:
Simpson first came to Morandi’s work through her own collection of vintage Tupperware which resembled “tobacco-coloured skin” and Morandi’s muted palette of yellows, golds and ambers. Both in the paintings of Morandi and the work of Jane Simpson time is made to stand still. While there is also a keen awareness of its passing. Like Simpson, Morandi was an avid collector and both artists share an ability to manipulate the physical attributes of the items they portray and to give their constructed scenarios of inanimate objects decidedly human qualities.
A work from this series is held in the permanent collection of Tate, UK.