Freya Douglas-Morris (b. 1980, London, United Kingdom) depicts jewel-toned environments, inspired by remembered and imagined spaces. Through varying brushstrokes and painting applications, the artist depicts landscapes that appear to vibrate and shimmer with a radiant luminescence as an exploration of light’s rhythmic nature and the fragility of life.
Douglas-Morris received a BA in fine arts from Brighton University, Brighton, UK and an MA in painting from the Royal College of Art, London, UK. Her work has been featured at galleries and museums including Alexander Berggruen, NY; Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, UK; HDM Gallery, Shenzhen, CN; The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester UK; Lychee One Gallery, London, UK; Saatchi Gallery, London, UK; Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall, UK; CS Hospiz Rennweg, Vienna, AT; Yellow Gallery & Transition Gallery, Varese, IT; Dallas Contemporary Museum, Dallas, TX; and Liverpool Biennial, UK. Douglas-Morris was featured in The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting 2 in 2021 and 100 Painters of Tomorrow in 2014. The artist lives and works in London, UK.
Freya Douglas-Morris in the studio, London, UK. Photo: Tamsin Topolski
On the occasion of our exhibition Freya Douglas-Morris, Tom Howse, Talia Levitt (July 20-August 31, 2022), we spoke with the artists about their work.
On the occasion of Alexander Berggruen’s two-part exhibition The Natural World, we are delighted to share a new editorial feature in which Kirsten Cave connects the works in both exhibitions and discusses the emergent themes. Driven by statements from the artists about their work, Cave acknowledges the historical condition of climate change and explores how “attitudes and approaches to The Natural World range from studies of subject matter, line, color, and form, to meditations on symbolism, history, and projection.”
This catalogue was published on the occasion of the gallery’s two-part exhibition, The Natural World: Part I (February 2-March 2, 2022) and The Natural World: Part II (March 9-April 13, 2022). Included within are images and details of the artworks featured in the exhibition, by artists including David Hockney, George Condo, Emma Webster, Madeline Peckenpaugh, Sholto Blissett, Brittney Leeanne Williams, Scott Kahn, and Nicasio Fernandez, to name a few.