Teemingly organic, Francesca Mollett’s recent paintings take as their point of departure a luminescent moss colloquially known as Goblin’s Gold (Phosphorous Grip, all works 2022), and the iridescent wings of moths (Alliance and Scattered Rest), nocturnal insects that navigate by lunar light, and who often mistake naked flames and electric bulbs for the glow of the moon. By honing in on this flora and fauna – these radiant beings that occupy nature’s dark, damp spaces – Mollett creates abstracted compositions in which tangible form fractures, and her paint takes on an agitated mobility, suggesting living, ever-growing matter, saturated with light.
Mollett received her MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London (UK) in 2020, having previously studied at the Royal Drawing School and Wimbledon College of Art, London (UK). In 2020 she was awared the Aidan Threlfall Award.
Selected exhibitions: The Moth in the Moss, Taymour Grahne Projects, London, UK (2022); Spiral Walking, Baert Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, US (2022), and her work has featured in numerous group shows including, Down in Albion, L.U.P.O. Lorenzelli Projects, Milan, IT (2022); Le coeur encore, The approach, London, UK (2021) and London Grads Now at Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2020).