Artist of the Day / Mali Morris / North Wales/Britain

I was led to Mali Morris’ work by a post of Andy Parkinson at:

I’ve shown her work in roughly chronological order.  Her paintings are acrylic on canvas.  In March 2010 she was elected as a Member of the Royal Academy of Arts.

… there is a silent intensity, all the more mysterious as we realise that what we are experiencing is light more than colour and space as much as forms……she has achieved this economy slowly, through years of intelligent, observant work. 

Norbert Lynton, Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 15

… there’s a fantastic, edible abstract, Marron Glacé, by Mali Morris.

Charles Darwent reviewing RA Summer Exhibition,
Independent on Sunday, June 2008

… Mali Morris is an artist to cherish, whose relaxed and candid paintings have an atmosphere in which nuance and bluntness co-exist. 

Tim Hilton, The Guardian

About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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2 Responses to Artist of the Day / Mali Morris / North Wales/Britain

  1. Thought you may be interested to know that David Manley has also posted about Mali Morris recently at

  2. sbmacinnis says:

    Great work thanks for the post Mike.

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