Lot 161 - Simon Morley - Camus, La Peste / The Plague #3
Ink on Paper
A6 (10X15CM) ORIGINAL ARTWORK
SIGNED ON VERSO
I am British, but live in South Korea where I teach at a university. I also spend time in my house in central France. I lived in London for many years, and before that, in New York City. I divide my time between teaching, painting and writing. My painting practice usually involves 'painted words' which I find rather than invent. I am interested in the shape of there words as well as their meaning. I often use book covers and title pages. You can see my work in the recently published book 'The Word is Art' (Thames & Hudson, 2018)
BA Modern History, Oxford University
MA Fine Art, Goldsmith's College, University of London
PhD University of Southampton
Selected solo shows 2011-2021:
2020-21: 'Ex Libris', Bibliothek Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt, Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne.
2019: ‘1968’, Eagle Gallery (with Jonathan Callan and Carolyn Thompson)
2018: ‘Parallel’, Hanmi Gallery, Seoul
‘Our Utopia’, Youlhwadang Book Museum, Paju Book City, South Korea
2017: ‘Invisible’, Courtauld Gallery Library, London
2015: ‘Kiss Me Deadly, Gallery Baton, Seoul
2014 : ‘Albert Camus: Oeuvres’, Galerie Scrawitch, Paris
2011: ‘Messagerie’, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon, France
Art First, London. JJ gallery, Seoul, Korea.
About the postcard artworks
These 4 ink paintings are based on the 1947 Gallimard First edition of Albert Camus' classic 'La Paste' ('The Plague'). This book seemed an appropriate one to paint during the pandemic. Camus is a favorite writer of mine, and in 2015 I did a whole show about him in Paris.