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Swimming Without Air

Exhibition
Morgan Doyle

SWIMMING WITHOUT AIR

15 JUN – 16 JUL 2019 | FLOOR 1

American modernist Stuart Davies said in 1950 “I care nothing for abstract art as such, but only as it evidences a contemporary language of vision suited to modern life.” Collagist Robert Rauschenberg made his art with the junk he found on his afternoon strolls in downtown Manhattan. In England, painter Prunella Clough found beauty in debris and made debris beautiful. On his home road in Chelsea Morgan Doyle ingests the detritus of the day – stuff which remains will form the language of his prints – monoprinting being the perfect medium for receiving marks of memory.

Enough context, Doyle’s voice is hoarse, he has an early summer cold. Morgan says ‘summer’ quite a few times as he looks out into his garden. “I have to look out of the window to know what I am doing” – needing reassurance from the beautiful living. And beauty, not to be confused with attractiveness, is Doyle’s obsession. To make life fine is a curse bestowed on the gods, it’s also the burden of therapists and the impulse for philosophers and artists. Morgan Doyle works all the time, with noble reason – hoping that each new day he will make something simple, serene and so very beautiful – and when he does he will no longer swim like a fish under water, without air.

Until that moment comes Doyle will continue to engage us with his close to beautiful prints which, as the breath of a mans life, are rich with experience and human frailty. He says he is not interested in prominence or fame, just freedom – to work through his time. Truth nestles into the thin skin of a likeable man.

EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

CIRCLE Contemporary, Cornwall UK

For Arts Sake, London UK

Bankside Gallery, London UK

Sidewalk, Paris France

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Christies, London UK

Pleinair Contemporary, London UK

Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, London UK

Print Biennale, Wrexham, UK

Mall Galleries, London UK

Kyoto Museum – British Printmakers, Japan

National Theatre, London UK

Artichoke, London UK

National Museum Taiwan of Fine Arts

Ropewalk Gallery, Barton-upon-Humber, UK

AWARDS

2014
Pleinair Contemporary Award

2011Intaglio Printmaking Award

Elected Fellow Royal Society of Painter/Printmakers

2010

Royal Society of Painter/Printmakers Annual Exhibition, Printmaking Today Prize

1992

N.M.R.C. Print and Photography Award

Emerging Irish Artist Award

Boole Anniversary Commission Award

COLLECTIONS

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Pinsent Masons, London

Bank of New York, Cork

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Architecture, Oxford

Courtauld Institute, East Wing Collection, London

The President of Ireland

University College Cork

National Micro Electronics, Cork

Butler Gallery Collection, Kilkenny, Ireland

Prudential PLC, London

British Airports Authority, London

Laurence Graham, London

DOWNLOAD LOOK BOOK

CLICK HERE to request available artworks by Morgan Doyle.

For all sale enquires please contact:

lucy@circlecontemporary.co.uk

01208 813 220

 

EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

CIRCLE Contemporary, Cornwall UK

For Arts Sake, London UK

Bankside Gallery, London UK

Sidewalk, Paris France

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Christies, London UK

Pleinair Contemporary, London UK

Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, London UK

Print Biennale, Wrexham, UK

Mall Galleries, London UK

Kyoto Museum – British Printmakers, Japan

National Theatre, London UK

Artichoke, London UK

National Museum Taiwan of Fine Arts

Ropewalk Gallery, Barton-upon-Humber, UK

AWARDS

2014
Pleinair Contemporary Award

2011Intaglio Printmaking Award

Elected Fellow Royal Society of Painter/Printmakers

2010

Royal Society of Painter/Printmakers Annual Exhibition, Printmaking Today Prize

1992

N.M.R.C. Print and Photography Award

Emerging Irish Artist Award

Boole Anniversary Commission Award

COLLECTIONS

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Pinsent Masons, London

Bank of New York, Cork

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Architecture, Oxford

Courtauld Institute, East Wing Collection, London

The President of Ireland

University College Cork

National Micro Electronics, Cork

Butler Gallery Collection, Kilkenny, Ireland

Prudential PLC, London

British Airports Authority, London

Laurence Graham, London

DOWNLOAD LOOK BOOK

CLICK HERE to request available artworks by Morgan Doyle.

For all sale enquires please contact:

lucy@circlecontemporary.co.uk

01208 813 220

 

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About the Artist

Morgan Doyle is an Irish artist who works and lives over in London. He studied in Crawford College of Art and Design and graduated from there in 1990. He went on to complete his MA in Fine Art Printmaking at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London in 1991 and is a Senior Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.

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