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Johnny Morant

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Degree: Graphic Design
University: Bristol
Graduation Year: 2005

New Blood Art Statement

The paintings of Johnny Morant are beautifully conceived, figurative forms which generate a dream-like pliancy. The use of pastel, soporific colouring contrasted with deep flesh tones and warm shadows allude to a sensation of an encompassing light. The figure, whose gaze always eludes us, dissipates into the background releasing the form into new dimensions of space.

Artist Statement

Johnny Morant (b.1982) Working in oil on canvas I aim to readdress familiar subject matter by applying a process that demands fresh interpretation. I set constraints that give me the freedom to create information that my source material lacks. In doing so I aim to give a fresh cause for consideration through permanence, scale and decision making. I attended art school in Bristol and Bournemouth before moving to London and more recently Amsterdam. Asked to sum up my last exhibition I explained that "by playing on the border between clarity and suggestion my work prioritises the intuitive application of paint and aims to capture the viscosity of light and insecurity of form." This still rings true while my main motivation to create now relies on reinvigorating restrained subject matter through interpretation and expression. I have had three solo exhibitions in London SW1 at the Rountree Tryon Gallery and have work included in a growing number of collections including Smith & Williamson, Standard Chartered Bank, Prudential plc and Old Mutual plc.

Solo Exhibitions

2019, GROUNDED, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London
2017, Mare Nostrum, Rountree Tryon Gallery, London
2013, Going Places, Rountree Tryon Gallery, London
2011, A Closer Look, Tryon Gallery, London
2009, Out and About, Tryon Gallery, London

Original works:

Retiro Park

By Johnny Morant

£3000

Shades

By Johnny Morant

£3000

Everything Under the Sun

By Johnny Morant

£2950

Varadero

By Johnny Morant

£2950

Sicilian Rooftops

By Johnny Morant

£2500

Geometry

By Johnny Morant

£1950

Garden of the Hesperides

By Johnny Morant

£2850

White petals

By Johnny Morant

£2500

Three-cornered garlic

By Johnny Morant

£1200

Himalayan settler

By Johnny Morant

£800

Ponticum

By Johnny Morant

£800

In Motion

By Johnny Morant

£1280

Nude 1

By Johnny Morant

£2350

Ascent

By Johnny Morant

£2950

Observers

By Johnny Morant

£1000

Feeding Flamingos

By Johnny Morant

£1170

Nude 4

By Johnny Morant

£2750

Low tide

By Johnny Morant

£1700

High Tide

By Johnny Morant

£1700

Fishing Boats At Low Tide

By Johnny Morant

£1250

Morning light, Cuba

By Johnny Morant

£1700

High and Dry

By Johnny Morant

£1250

Balearic Colours

By Johnny Morant

£1250

Foliage Study 1

By Johnny Morant

£900

Foliage Composition 2

By Johnny Morant

£900

Sculptural Forms

By Johnny Morant

£1900

Sold Artworks:

Nude 2

By Johnny Morant

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Nude 3

By Johnny Morant

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Nude 5

By Johnny Morant

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Nude 6

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Nude 7

By Johnny Morant

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Out in the Midday Sun

By Johnny Morant

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Bathers by the lake

By Johnny Morant

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Putney rowers

By Johnny Morant

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Miles Away

By Johnny Morant

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Tools of the Trade

By Johnny Morant

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Genuine Fakes

By Johnny Morant

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Cedar, Oak and Clamps

By Johnny Morant

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Timber Framework

By Johnny Morant

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