Introducing pépite’s first (virtual) show for the year by Morgana Celeste.
Morgana Celeste is a Melbourne-based florist and emerging artist showcasing a new body of work in her first solo show. Combining her love of materiality and composition, Morgana has made a series of textural, abstract three-dimensional works that sit somewhere between painting and sculpture.
Morgana studied floristry and textile design, further exploring her interest in colour, pattern and making compositions. As a florist and half of Melbourne creative duo Candy MT, Morgana would often create three-dimensional structures and props to accompany her floral installations, leading her to experiment with scale, different media and materials. Drawing on this experience and her hands-on approach, Morgana began making a series of artworks in mid-2018 as an extension to her creative practice.
Created using an unconventional mix of materials such as paper pulp, fine cement and high quality acrylic paint, each piece draws attention to the medium’s tactile quality and surprising beauty, rendered unrecognisable from its original form and intended use. The hand worked nature of every piece aims to encourage a tactile response in the viewer. Once fluid and malleable, the hardened surface preserves a physical memory of the maker’s hands as well as the feelings and visual stimuli present at the moment of creation.
Every piece is a playful collage of memories, textures and found visuals. They celebrate light-hearted moments of tenderness and quiet beauty - a humble invitation to dwell in that gentle space where we are able to pause and not take ourselves too seriously.
This selection of works was made between summer 2019 and autumn 2020.
For any questions or purchasing enquiries about Morgana's work please email firstname.lastname@example.org