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Victoria Morton maker
- Place Associated
Scotland, Glasgow (place of manufacture)
oil on canvas
overall: 3000 mm x 2500 mm x 40 mm
Morton’s paintings are known for their dense layers of opaque paint combined with pale washes, adorned with linear gestures, varyingly thick and thin, bright and light. Photosynthesis oscillates between spontaneity and control, as crooked lines descend from the painting’s corner onto the more composed shapes that wash over the canvas.
Morton’s practice is characterized by a broader interest in modes of expression. Working through painting, sculpture, sound, and found objects, the artist interrogates art as communicative material and psychological state.
Photosynthesis is the last in a series of five large-scale paintings by the artist drawing on themes of light, optics, health and free will. It was purchased by the Trustees of the Hamilton Bequest in 2018, along with Soliton, the first in the series. These two paintings are the final two purchases made by the Bequest for Glasgow Museums.
- Credit Line/Donor
Donated to Glasgow Museums by the Trustees of the Hamilton Bequest, 2018
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