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ART X Lagos: Nigeria’s Art Renaissance Ocula Report ART X Lagos: Nigeria’s Art Renaissance 17 November 201817 Nov 2018 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Nigeria's art scene has flourished over the last decade, leading to a renewed interest in cultivating and supporting modern and contemporary art in the country. Ranked Africa's largest economy in 2017, making up 0.8 percent of the world's GDP, a surge in wealth amongst some individuals has led to a developing collector base (not to mention rising...

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Cao Fei Ocula Conversation Cao Fei Artist

Cao Fei's first large-scale institutional exhibition in Asia, A hollow in a world too full (8 September 2018–4 January 2019), is taking place at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong, the city's new non-profit art centre housed in a former colonial police and prison complex in Central. Organised in collaboration with Ullens Center for Contemporary Art...

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Shanghai's West Bund and Art021 fairs overlap in 2018 Ocula Report Shanghai's West Bund and Art021 fairs overlap in 2018 17 November 201817 Nov 2018 : Diana d’Arenberg for Ocula

The last time I visited West Bund Art & Design was four years ago, when the fair was in its first year of operation: a small, boutique offering held in a cavernous hangar that seemed too big for it. Much has changed since then. Mirroring the rapid development of the city itself, West Bund has grown from 25 galleries in 2014 to a fair that...

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Malcolm Morley was one of the seminal figures of international contemporary art. Born and trained in England, Morley moved to New York in 1958. Under the influences of Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism he developed his own distinctive Hyperrealist style. This wry form of realism found its subject matter in different types of photographs (including pictures of old-master paintings, family portraits and images from travel brochures and calendars), which Morley transferred to the canvas using a grid system. His interest in the actual photographic object was often made concrete through the attention paid to details such as borders, tears or folds. Later on, he purposely broke away from the stylistic innovations that brought him his initial fame. Morley defied characterisation, moving through so-called abstract, hyperrealist, neo-romantic, and neo-expressionist painterly modes, while being attentive to his own biographical experiences.

Malcolm Morley was born in 1931 in London, United Kingdom and died in 2018 in Bellport, New York, USA. Malcolm Morley won the inaugural Turner Prize, London, in 1984 and has exhibited internationally throughout his career, including Documenta 5 and 6, and the Royal Academy's pivotal group exhibition A New Spirit in Painting (1981). Solo exhibitions included Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1984); Centre Pompidou, Paris (1993); Fundación La Caixa, Madrid (1995); Hayward Gallery, London (2001) and Schloss Derneburg Museum, Derneburg (2017–2018).

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Featured Artworks

St. George and the Dragon by Malcolm Morley contemporary artwork Malcolm MorleySt. George and the Dragon, 2016 Oil on linen
132 x 132 x 6 cm (incl frame)
Almine Rech Gallery Request price & availability
Knight Collection by Malcolm Morley contemporary artwork Malcolm MorleyKnight Collection, 2016 Oil on linen
132 x 132 x 6 cm (incl frame)
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Messerschmitt with Spitfire by Malcolm Morley contemporary artwork Malcolm MorleyMesserschmitt with Spitfire, 2000 Oil on linen
200.7 x 282.8 cm
Xavier Hufkens Request price & availability
Knight 2 by Malcolm Morley contemporary artwork Malcolm MorleyKnight 2, 2016 Oil on linen with oil on wood attachment
Xavier Hufkens Request price & availability
Native American Buffalo Clan by Malcolm Morley contemporary artwork Malcolm MorleyNative American Buffalo Clan, 2015 Oil on linen
127 x 127 cm
Xavier Hufkens Request price & availability
English Bombardier by Malcolm Morley contemporary artwork Malcolm MorleyEnglish Bombardier, 2016 Oil on linen
67.3 x 53.3 cm
Xavier Hufkens Request price & availability
Maldoror I by Malcolm Morley contemporary artwork Malcolm MorleyMaldoror I, 2014 Oil on linen
127 x 101.6 cm
Xavier Hufkens Request price & availability

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018 at Almine Rech Gallery,
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2 October–17 November 2018 Group Exhibition A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018Almine Rech Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981–2018 at Almine Rech Gallery,
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2 May–9 June 2018 Group Exhibition A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981–2018Almine Rech Gallery, New York

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New York Exhibitions: The Autumn Lowdown Ocula Report New York Exhibitions: The Autumn Lowdown 14 September 201814 Sep 2018 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The autumn exhibition season has officially kicked off in New York, with countless solo and group exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career, and established artists, with some exhibiting works in the US for the first time. With a host of exhibitions to choose from, including a series of stellar museum exhibitions whose runs are nearing completion,...

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Related Press

Malcolm Morley, the first artist to win the Turner Prize, has died aged 86 Related Press Malcolm Morley, the first artist to win the Turner Prize, has died aged 86 The Art Newspaper : 4 June 2018

The London-born artist Malcolm Morley, known for his innovations in photorealist and neo-expressionist art, has died aged 86. Xavier Hufkens gallery in Brussels, one of the galleries that represent him, says in a statement: 'He defied stylistic characterisation, moving through so-called abstract, hyperrealist, neo-romantic, and neo-expressionist...

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The Spirit of Painting in an Altered World Related Press The Spirit of Painting in an Altered World Hyperallergic : 12 May 2018

'A faint, beautiful memory' is how curator Norman Rosenthal described A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018, the current show at Almine Rech Gallery on the Upper East Side. What he's remembering, as spelled out in the exhibition's title, is the seminal survey, A New Spirit in Painting, which opened, barely, at the Royal Academy of Arts in...

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