Magdalena Morey from Spain is fascinated in transient phenomena. Her aim is to create artwork that captures a sense of the ephemeral beauty found in the unrepeatable moments of time that make us feel glad to be alive.
"I normally work on at least two to three canvases at the same time. As I work on the first composition, I often find a detail or a technique that I want to expand on and will begin a second canvas, and so on, with the degree of abstraction tending to increase in each iteration.
Every painting is built up from multiple layers of acrylics, watercolours and pastels. In many of my landscapes I also include gold leaf as a way to express the heat and luminous intensity of the sun; I adore the potential interplays of texture, reflectivity and colour that this mixed media approach allows me. I often use watercolours to tint the metallic reflections, so colours change continually with the viewer's perspective and the lighting conditions.”