ON SHOW: Loukas Morley
LOUKAS MORLEY AT ESPRESSO LIBRARY, JANUARY 15TH - MARCH 17TH
Loukas Morley was born in 1973 and lives and works in Cambridge. He has exhibited widely, recently In pursuit of beauty – perfect imperfections, Updown Gallery, Ramsgate; - What Cannot Be Contained: Contemporary British Painting, Smiths Row, Bury St Edmonds; The Fall Of The Rebel Angels - VENEZIA 56, 56th International Biennale, Venice; Sunday in the Park with Ed, Display Gallery, London, Espresso Library Café, Cambridge and Churchill College, Cambridge. His work is held in a number of private collections and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
He is spare and precise in his work, and his paintings are like traces of a performance that took place in his studio. The materiality of paint and its physical relationship with the body, enable him to choreograph compositions that are the tangible placements of his mark making, and with playful spontaneity that capture energetic moments held fast in translucent resin.
His artwork is about beauty. He is aware of perfection and within the creative process, his mental and emotional response to the materials go beyond vocalisation. His practice recognises the value of not knowing where the creative process is leading him and enjoys it as a space of possibilities, allowing for more scope of the unexpected, fluid and constantly changing nature. This affect enables him to enter a meditative state exploring the capabilities of materials, their versatility as a medium, the process and act of the making art.