Eleanor Moreton’s recent work has further evolved her enquiry into image-making and a dissection of those cultures which produced the photographs, paintings or illustrations she works from. Moreton often chooses images of the pauses in people’s lives, where they present themselves for others, for history. They are specific cultural artefacts, products of a historical/geographical place and refer repeatedly to psychoanalysis, European history (particularly Austrian) of the last 200 years, homes, the feminine and literature. Hers are paintings of longing and ambivalence, nostalgic and sentimental, yet analytical and critical, they investigates a sense of loss that drives us in acquisitiveness, addiction, deception and creativity.
Eleanor Moreton was born in London, 1956 and lives and works in London. Solo exhibitions include 'I See the Bones in the River', Ceri Hand Gallery, London, 2012; 'The Lady of Shallot' Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, 2010; 'Im Wartezimmer' Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool and Harewood House, Leeds, 2010. Recent group exhibitions include 'A Painters Craft', Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2013; 'Group Show', Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris, France, 2013; 'New British', Lloyds Club, London UK, 2013; 'Rituals Are Tellers Of Us', Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, UK, 2013; 'Let the World Slip', Lion and Lamb Gallery, London, 2012; 'Crash' Charlie Dutton Gallery, London, UK; 2011/12, 'Make Believe', Galerie Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, 2011; 'Behind the Mask', The New Art Gallery Walsall, 2010 and 'Fade Away', Transition Gallery, London, 2010. Eleanor was shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize, 2008, Creekside Open, London, 2009 and Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London, 2009.