About the artist (1950)
Cole Morgan puts emphasis on random detail. Snippets of shapes, letters or numbers use a language that is familiar to us but taken out of context. The abstract shapes cast shadows to give illusionistic three dimensional effect. The contradictory nature of the shapes (being abstract yet given a 3D impression), may symbolise the sensation of trying to grasp the intangible.
In 2004 the artist said the following about his painting. “My paintings can be examined, or they can be seen. To examine them at your leisure is to delve and discover, continually peeling back the layers of composition, colour, text, scratches and lines that are intentional as well as unintentional… On your visual journey, you will be pleasantly teased...”
Some awards received include: 4th Alfons Blomme Museum, painting competition, Roeselaere, BE, 1985: Honourable mention; The Netherlands Union of Sea Painters and Galerie Westfriesche Munt, open national competition (Sail '85), Amsterdam, NL, 1985: Third prize; Schut Paper Company, annual competition, Heelsum, NL, 1985: First prize; City of Aarschot, annual painting competition, Aarschot, BE, 1985.