Spring Reeds on a Lake, 2023
Ink on Xuan (rice) paper mounted on silk
149.2 x 83.2 cm
Framed in museum quality hand stained frame with non reflective, UV filtered Art Glass
Throughout this year Mila Morton has been working on 12 incredible paintings on Xuan paper. Blue ink dominates this series, a vibrant hue evoking the fresh air of springtime. In this new approach to the spring reeds motif which has become a staple of her practice, Mila Morton presents in a mix of visual languages. The pieces span from light and fluid harmonies to sharp and powerful brushwork on a large scale, maintaining the tranquil compositions that characterise Morton's work.
In contrast to the soft splotches of the lake, Mila Morton approaches the theme of reeds with quick, sharp ink marks that have a distinct calligraphic quality. They appear as thin reeds rippling on the surface of the water, a distorted ancient language.
Short, dynamic strokes of ink burst across the surface.
About Mila Morton
Mila Morton is a visual artist based in London. Her work was shown at AAF in London with Ars,-tis gallery in 2019, 2020, and 2021, and most recently with Brook Street Gallery in 2022 and 2023. Shows with Michael Goedhuis Gallery include PAD, London, 2018; LA Art Show, 2018; and Asia Fine Art, Hong Kong, 2019. Her work was also featured in Kaleidoscope, Brook Street Gallery, 2023, and the solo exhibition Dereconstruction, Paul Smith, Mayfair, 2020.
Mila Morton - Shapes of the Spring - Spring Reeds on a Lake
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