60 x 60 cm | 23 x 23 in
Original painting in oil on canvas, framed in a simple wood and gesso frame.
"An intricate composition, set about to capture the cool morning light as it begins to warm and cast more defined shadows. Two men appreciate the quiet calm before the clients descend to the beach from their hotels. This chaotic structure is typical of the raised sun decks along the north coast, in places such as Cayo Santa Maria."
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.