Jack Morrocco – The Language of Light
We are delighted to announce our second solo show of Jack Morrocco’s work this October. The Language of Light opens on Saturday the 22nd of October and will feature over 40 paintings, spanning all of Jack Morrocco’s painting styles and subject matter. Many of the paintings in this exhibition have been painted following Jack’s first post lockdown tour of Europe and his paintings of France, Spain and Italy are especially evocative as a result.
Jack’s work might most accurately be described as impressionist, in that he is always striving to portray an impression of something seen, whether an effect of light, shade or form, or perhaps more obliquely a sensation or feeling of place. The subject can be quite simple: the bend in a canal, a modest street café or a morning market but it is the effect of the light falling and reflecting that becomes the real subject.
Light is good to think with and it has become Jack’s pictorial language – his means through which to translate the scenes before him into paintings that say and do something for the viewer. These are paintings which not only speak of the dappled light through plane trees or the luminous shafts of light between buildings; Jack’s paintings awaken feelings and memories – evoking that sense of being there, and calling up all of the senses at once to recall or imagine the very essence of a place.
An artist truly led by his subject, Jack’s style changes as he moves between studio flowers and silverware, lily ponds and the cafes and courtyards of Mediterranean Europe. In each of his paintings we witness the transformative quality of light – light’s ability to effect changes upon the reality before us – a quality both quietly uplifting and timeless and one which Jack’s paintings communicate so beautifully.
22nd of October – 9th of November 2022