I first encountered the art of Morlita Quan in June 2016, when I visited her exhibition Organic Geometry (read here). I was at once fascinated and captivated by her work, so it was with delight that I recently had the opportunity to visit her gallery space in-world, Abstract Line Art Gallery, located over the region of Dax.
A physical world artist hailing from Spain and working under the name MorlitaM, Morlita’s artistic expression covers 2D and 3D art and music, and all three are very much reflected in her Second Life presence, where she exhibits her 2D work, creates 3D art and also plays music, often at the opening events for other artists and galleries she knows.
“The pictures exhibited at Abstract Line, are some of my physical world pieces,” Morlita says of her gallery space. “They mix classical painting with post graphic design work, focused on light and geometry. Everything is inspired by nature, and I try to show the beauty of nature’s shapes through a strong touch of geometry and always guided by feelings and an abstract touch.”
The result of this are images which form beautiful, geometric abstractions of line and shade, clearly driven by geometry and symmetry whilst all the time retaining an organic sweep and flow. Produced in black and white, or sometimes using soft colours, the pieces are at once alive and at times urgent in form, while also being calming and almost mesmerizing as we become caught in the patterns forming before us.
It is the organic aspect of the pieces which perhaps captivate the most. Looking at certain pieces, as abstracted as they are, it is difficult not to see ripples on water or the curl and twists of pattern we might observe on a butterfly’s wing – or even the head of a fly or bee; whilst elsewhere can be seen a beautiful nod to that move organic of geometric forms: the Mandelbrot.
Also within the octagonal gallery space are several of Morlita’s 3D pieces, with the centre space dominated by a glorious 3D abstraction entitled The Garden. Translucent like smoked glass it forms three flower heads with petals that at once have hard, geometric edges but which are also completely organic in look, and through which white light flows sinuously.
Abstract Line Art Gallery makes for an engaging visit, particularly if you are interested in abstract and / or geometric art, and particularly for exploring more of Morlita’s artistry. When visiting, please also consider a donation towards the gallery’s upkeep.
- Abstract Line Art Gallery (Dax, rated: Moderate)