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Looking for Peace

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Monday, 16 May 2022 to Monday, 20 June 2022
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Monday, 16 May 2022 - 7:00pm

Gallery70 has the pleasure to present a personal exhibition of the British artist Morag Caister. She has selected recent works that are presented for the first time to the public here in Tirana. Morag is interested in what links us together, maintaining a figurative and portrait based practice focusing on routine and automatic behaviour within relatable, resting imagery that has a sense of more than one day being described at a time. The work seeks to describe our familiarities and authentic nature of ourselves through candid posture, body language and expressions, as a crowd or an individual. Sometimes this is explored by direct representation in the form of a portrait, and other times the work is more lucid and colours and shapes make up the expressive qualities in her paintings. Morag sometimes uses an unusual technique of crumbling soft pastel or pigment into chalk house paint to get the desired tones in her portraits. Other usual materials are oils, pastels, paper and raw canvas or calico.

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Morag Caister (born 1994) is a British painter graduating from the University of Brighton in 2019, and is currently working between the UK and Albania while she prepares for her first solo show in Tirana . Morag is currently listed as an Investable Artist by online gallery New Blood Art, and was named in the 'Best of 2021' by London Paint Club. In 2021 Morag was announced as one of six winners of The Curators EROS Project Award and was shortlisted for The Self-Portrait Award hosted by The Ruth Borchard Collection as well as exhibiting extensively. Morag painted celebrity Maître D'hôtel Fred Sirieix and Booker Prize winner Bernadine Evaristo as a semi-finalist in the 2020 series of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year, and most recently was included in the new Portrait Artist of the Year exhibition at Compton Verney curated by Kathleen Soriano. In 2022 Morag has been shortlisted for The Football Art Prize with her portrait 'Match Of The Day', and her piece 'Self-Portrait With Bad Posture' has been selected for the permanent collection of the brand new Soho House Brighton opening later this year, by Soho House Head Curator Kate Bryan. Morag will have a booth at The Other Art Fair, London in March, and her first solo show 'Looking For Peace'  opens at Gallery 70 . She will be part of the artists at the stand of Gallery70 at - Stockholm Indipendent Art Fair, in May 25-29, 2022

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Rruga Abdi Toptani at Toptani center, 1000 Tirana Albania

Gallery70 , Tirana

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