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Jennifer Morrison

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20170220163404-skirmish
Skirmish Oil on Canvas 168 X 168cm
20170220163859-hustle_154_x_154cm
Hustle Oil on Canvas 154 X 154cm
20161019143925-ruddy_murk
Ruddy Murk Oil on Canvas 168 X 168cm
20170220164008-glade_101_x_101cm
Glade Oil on Canvas 101 X 101cm
20161019144329-linkage_184_x_184cm
Linkage Oil on Canvas 184 X 184cm
20161119104631-brawl
Brawl, 2016 Oil on Canvas 122 X 122cm
20170220163557-tumult_101_x_101cm
Tumult Oil on Canvas 101 X 101cm
20161019144125-ambit
Ambit Oil on Canvas 168 X 168cm
20170220163734-hullabaloo_168_x_168cm
Hullabaloo Oil on Canvas 168 X 168cm
20170220165036-hoo-ha_154_x_154cm
Hoo-Ha Oil on Canvas 154 X 154cm
20150608094045-frenzy_-_122_x_122
Frenzy Oil on Canvas 122 X 122cm
20150608094130-kindle_-_168_x_168
Kindle Oil on Canvas 168 X 168cm
20150608092445-flurry_-_168_x_168
Flurry, 2015 Oil on Canvas 168 X 168cm
20140612213008-summer__green_
Summer (green) Oil on Canvas 168 Cm 168 Cm
20161019143030-_mg_8270-crop
Quick Facts
Birthplace
South Africa
Lives in
London, UK
Works in
London, UK
Schools
Central Saint Martins - UAL
Tags
colour pop, Watercolour abstract, abstract, mixed-media, modern
Current Exhibitions and Events
Jan, 2017
Colourflux
Graham's Fine Art Gallery
Chaos and control

My work deals predominantly with colour and shape. I use these elements to explore juxtaposition, repetition, movement and rhythm. Although I have lived in London for two decades, the colours of South Africa have never left me and remain a central influence in my work.

Whether it is a plant or clouds or smudges on a wall, these can all serve as inspiration for me and act as a starting point for a painting. My inspiration comes from the world around me and then it becomes something of it’s own. It is sifted through my memory and my imaginings.

I’m interested in weighing accident against deliberation, precision and control against playfulness and abandon. I play with material, medium and form and through this, an ‘arrangement’ is made. I use the word ‘arrangement’ to mean a state in which I find the result to be pleasing in some way. I also mean it in the sense that I’ve come to some kind of arrangement with the painting itself. My marks speak back to me and I reply until I feel that the conversation is over.

I have always been more interested in colour and shape and materials than in social or political or personal commentary or content. I like the way that abstraction allows for ambiguity. I do not need or want definitive answers or didactic explanations. I prefer meaning, if it is found at all, to be open.  My work is subjectively driven and is guided largely by intuition.

When I paint I am in control of the process up to a point. I choose to relinquish control at certain stages but I’m ‘ watching’ this process very carefully. I’m in charge of the accidents to some extent and it’s this dance of chaos and control that intrigues me. The freedom is controlled.  All of this has to happen with a lack of self consciousness otherwise everything comes to a halt.  This intersection of order and chaos endlessly fascinates me.

With painting, as with other things, you’re always losing possibilities by the choices you make. This seems to me to be a very exciting thing.

Exhibited at these venues
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