90 x 90 cm | 35 x 35 in
Original painting in oil on canvas."This study of a nude model is part of a series of work that takes an observational pencil drawing as a starting point. With the inherent simplicity of information provided by the original drawing I am free to dissect the subject matter to it's essential elements and harness expressive brushwork to create space and texture."
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.