Contemporary British artist Mali Morris RA has been commissioned to design the flags that will hang above Bond Street as part of Art in Mayfair this year. Her multi-layered, abstract work, with a key focus on colour, light and space, makes the flags a vibrant and contemplative focal point of this annual celebration of creativity.
When designing the flags, Morris worked carefully to scale, thinking about how they will read across the vast space of Bond Street. She was conscious of how the vibrant colours will open up the street and is fascinated to see how her colours will move through space and transform in natural light throughout the day.
Mali Morris studied Fine Art at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, BA (1963-68) and the University of Reading, MFA (1968–1970). Her first major exhibitions were at the Serpentine Summer Show 3, London, 1977 and the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 1979. Since then she has held over 35 solo shows worldwide, and has been included in numerous group shows, at the Barbican, Hayward Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, Whitworth Gallery Manchester, Museum of Wales Cardiff, as well as a number overseas. Mali will also exhibit four works as part of this year’s Summer Exhibition.
Bond Street and the Royal Academy of Arts are delighted to be working with Mali Morris as part of Art in Mayfair 2022.