Malcolm Morley. Regatta, 2012
Oil on linen with paper | 133,3 x 182,9 cm
Malcolm Morley. Regatta, 2012
Oil on linen with paper
133,3 x 182,9 cm

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Provenance
Artist studio
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
Sperone Westwater Gallery
Gary Tatintsian Gallery

This work combines cubism's distortion of object and space with Morley's super-realistic, heraldic style. He juxtaposes disparate images to create a visionary painting inspired by childhood memories.

"The images just get lodged in your brain – there is no way of dislodging them once they're there."

– Malcolm Morley

Malcolm Morley. The Island of the Day Before Regained, 2013
Oil on linen | 101 x 92 cm
106,5 x 97 cm (framed)
Malcolm Morley. The Island of the Day Before Regained, 2013
Oil on linen | 101 x 92 cm
106,5 x 97 cm (framed)

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Provenance
Artist studio
Sperone Westwater Gallery
Gary Tatintsian Gallery


Exhibitions
'Malcolm Morley', Recent Paintings. Xavier Hufkens, Brussels. 16 May – 15 June 2013
'Disturbing Innocence', FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA. 25 October 2014 – 12 February 2015
'Malcolm Morley', Sperone Westwater Gallery, NY, USA. 16 April – 6 June 2015


Publications
Catalog 'Malcolm Morley'. Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, 2015. pp. 4, 36, 47
Catalog 'Disturbing Innocence'. FLAG Art Foundation, New York, 2014. Illustrated in color, p. 60

The work by Malcolm Morley 'The Island of the Day Before Regained' (2013) — a depiction of two German Messerschmitts going after an U.S. Army bomber that looks about to crash into a Man-O-War ship. The implication of no horizon indicate that we're dive-bombing the central airplane and the beached sailing ship – both of which are seen from above.

Ship masts, airplane insignia, ocean waves, tiny flags — Morley loads difficulty on top of still more difficulty:

"My eyes look at an object and translate it into what I call 'painterliness,' which is pre-imagining the object has already been painted in my mind. It's a continuous rehearsal of looking at the world as if it's made of paint."

– Malcolm Morley