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Art Exhibition, Sat 14 Apr - Tue 8 May 2018, free entry


Morten Gallery

Morten Gallery


Geoff Morten’s work centered directly on his search for an identity. He used figuration as the basic means for exploring the issues of isolation and alienation .

“The figures I employ (in the paintings) are not portraits – they refer to themselves and to nature/life as a whole. In that way, I have no intention of reproducing an experience, place or event – but I can derive images from those situations which are remembered, imagined or invented and then the paintings/drawings become things in themselves – and hopefully more powerful, with the ability to touch a wider range of shared human experience.”

However, the power of these figures lies in their history rooted in the self portrait – charcoal and graphite drawings done in front of a mirror in his studio from 1991 onwards. Placing the mirror on the floor beneath him he would create all the information he needed to produce the images of figures standing on top of chairs, buildings, descending ladders and walking tightropes – all those risky, real and imagined death defying scenarios of his paintings.

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Sat 14 Apr - Tue 8 May 2018 10:00 to 16:00


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Sat 14 Apr - Tue 8 May 'Self on Self' - Geoff Morten


12 High Street,
YO16 4PX



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