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TIPPING POINT

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Wednesday, 26 October 2022 to Sunday, 13 November 2022
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Friday, 28 October 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

 

Adopting a celebratory approach to colour and form, Jeremy Morgan explores how the worlds of design, technology, and the artisan can combine with analogue painting to create new, hybrid structures. The resulting works aim to address the instability, the contradiction and ultimately the potential of the contemporary world.

Work is often built from spliced together carpentry off-cuts, the arbitrary dimensions of these inherited materials suggesting both compositional starting points and structural restrictions to be flexed against, whilst minimising resource usage.

Morgan’s abstract paintings retain a toe-hold in the real world – geometric elements often appear to adhere to the familiar rules of physics. Chaotic yet playful, dots roll down slopes or perch on platforms, rectangles are precariously stacked against their neighbours. In this way a physical space is seemingly described, and the reading is shifted from pure abstraction towards something with a sense of narrative, as if a sequence of events is being recorded. Morgan aims to keep his work alive to multiple readings, and to extend implications outwards beyond physical parameters.

The resulting paintings are warmed by the natural wood grain beneath the translucent surface – tipping points between resolution and dissolution which reflect both the jeopardy and the hope of our world.

 

 

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My paintings are open-ended responses to the beauty and imperfection I find within the contemporary world – I’m interested in creating unstable compositions – arrangements which perhaps “only just work” and which are maybe close to collapse, whilst simultaneously incorporating playful, and at times slapstick elements...."Are we having fun?" the works might be asking.

My pieces are generally painted on board or wood panels – I often build paintings from separate panels which are arranged and re-arranged during the process until I feel the composition works. Using separate elements and being open to change during the making process is an important strategy for me and helps keep possibilities open.

"I’m a painter and graphic designer, living and working in Oxford, UK. Dividing my creative output between design and an evolving contemporary artist practice, my design background has influenced the development of my visual language. I often get my best ideas when out running in the countryside around Oxford – I find the natural environment and the near-meditative physical act of running are the perfect physical and mental space in which ideas flow."

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01993 357120
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Darl-e and the Bear Gallery

Darl-e and the Bear , Woodstock, Oxfordshire

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