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Painting Concerning Breathing

Morgan Stokes

Watercolour on silk organza
152cm H x 122cm W x 5.5cm D
Framed in Tasmanian oak
Morgan Stokes Painting Concerning Breathing, from the series Skin, is exploring and reinterpreting the medium of painting. Morgan says of this work, “This work started life as an exploration of the layering of silk and polyester organza, mimicking the traditional technique of layering in oil painting. I eventually added watercolour to emphasise the layers. What I like about polyester organza is how it adapts to the current environment it is in – it behaves like a hygrometer, expanding when it is humid and stretching taut when it is dry. The painting is not static, it breathes.”
Morgan says of this series, “From a conceptual approach, I aim to dissect painting into its discrete elements, such as linen, paint or stretcher bars, to enquire into what makes a painting in the digital age. By creating formal studies into material, I explore what I call the ‘virtual gaze’, that is, how our mode of perception is shifting as our lives are increasingly mediated by the screen. In my show ‘Skin’, I interpret painting as a metaphor for personhood and subsequently surface as a metaphor for skin.”

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