As part of ongoing support for student talent, Aspex Guildhall is hosting an exhibition of artwork by Rosalba Morello, a recent Fine Art graduate from the University of Chichester. The exhibition is in the Guildhall Cafe and will run from now until the Friday 15th September and is free to view.
Morello paints serene, light-filled spaces, that invite the viewer to enquire where the location is through the nature of memory. The artist believes that all individuals perceive differently and when we encounter a place we leave with just a fleeting and changeable recollection.
“My work experiments with the act of painting, with the uncertainty of what happens when painting is driven by an interaction between decisions of the conscious mind and impulses of the subconscious. In a sense the works form themselves, letting the paint discover marks that create purpose and perspective.
I seek to embrace the unknown through a methodology that is continuously changing, fragmented and spatial. I look for the ongoing lines that suggest the structure of experience, combining these with evolving fields of colour and light in search of atmospheres that feel like they can reveal the truth of an image. The intensity of colour is important, with certain colours signifying the character of memory” – Rosalba Morello.
The exhibition is one of many presented by Aspex Guildhall – a partnership between Aspex Gallery in Gunwharf Quays and the Portsmouth Cultural Trust (Portsmouth Guildhall), launched in early 2014.
Aspex will also be exhibiting the work of graduates from across the South Coast as part of their annual exhibition ‘Platform’, opening to the public on Thursday 15th September 2017.