50 x 50 cm | 19 x 19 in
Original painting in oil on canvas.
"A fleeting glimpse of a idyllic afternoon. One of those rare days when you are with the right people, the water is warm and the sun beats down. The paint is applied in much the same way as the day is remembered; hazy details but a precise clarity of atmosphere."
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.