C. Morey De Morand

C. Morey De Morand

Concepts
My work has an architectural compositional quality allied to a strong involvement with colour. With extreme attentiveness to the materials, the images are constructed by a process of elimination, reproduction and distillation. Through this practice a concise and reductive formal language is established to be translated into rigorous acrylic abstracts.
Influences
From Malervich, Mondrian,
Newman, Riley, Cubism, Constructivism, De Stijl, Modernism, the paintings build on that strong influence and historical development, but the strong flooding of colour comes from being fully in the modern world. The paintings respond to the stimulus of the here and now, including Warhol, Caulfield, Pop Art, technology and from what is in the air now, from the inside.
Career path
Artist in Residence:
2010 Ansoar Fornas Residency, Chantada, Galicia, Spain
2010 Vermont Studio Centre, Residency, USA
2009 Cill Rialaig, Residency, Ireland
2007-2008 Short-listed British School in Rome
2006-2007 Berlin Residency, Germany
1998 Denizli International Art Colony, Turkey
1996 Symposium residency, Burgas Bulgaria
1992 Sarabhai Residency, Ahmedabad, India with John Baldessari
1991 Leighton Foundation, Alberta, Canada
1990 Society of Artists, Burgas, Bulgaria
1989 House of Creativity, Chelyuskinskaya, USSR
1983 Triangle Artists Workshop, New York State with Anthony Caro, Clement Greenberg, Larry Poons, Helen Frankenthaler

Awards:
2010 Ansoar Fornas, Award, Galicia Spain
2009 Irish Cill Rialaig Award
2009 Vermont Studio Centre Grant, Vermont, USA
2007-2008 Short-listed British School in Rome
2006 Arts Council England Award
1991 Leighton Foundation Grant, Alberta, Canada
1988 British Council Grant
1986 Europe Prize for Painting, Bronze Medal
1983 Elephant Trust Grant
1980 Arts Council of Great Britain, Artists Payment
1979 Greater London Arts Grant
1973 QEII Arts Council of New Zealand Grant

Commissions:
2005 Light Boxes Art Installation,
Entrance Lobby interior design, South Central Building, London., Oakmayne
1997 Sculptural Info Hub, Time Out Magazine London
1996 The Carpet (20,000sq.ft.), Time Out Magazine Building

Curatorial Experience:
'Oscar Nitzchke, Architect' 1991, Cooper Union, New York
EREWHON / NOWHERE, 1987, New Zealand House, London

Extending Development:
2003 Video, Portobello Film Festival
1997 Performance: Body Weather, Angouleme
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Location London