Artist

Molly van Amerongen

Molly van Amerongen is a London-based abstract artist using using oil, acrylic, pigment and collage. She loves the richness of pigments, which create “colours without names”. Collage is also very important in her process, and she takes elements from drawings, incorporating them into larger scale paintings. Her compositions aren't always conscious and she likes that there's an element of chance and 'the accidental' in her work. Each viewer can have their own interpretation and experience - pushing them to unexpected places. 

Having spent long stints working and living in both India and Mexico, her interests lie predominantly with colour and the stories it can tell. "Colour can bring you back to a particular place, and it can create new continents, full of detail, allowing memory and imagination to interact." She is interested equally in the domestic and the exotic: in objects and in the spaces between them. She completed her BA in Fine Art at Newcastle University in 2015 and now works between her studio as a painter and as a freelance specialist-painter and set designer.

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Molly's Style

The impulse behind Molly's abstractions is very personal - it comes from a mixture of memory and imagination. “I use photography and drawing in my work which sparks a recollection of things seen, which in turn allows the imagination to create a space which has not yet been seen. It is important to me to spend time in other cultures (India, Morocco, Mexico), places where colour is central to the meaning of life, and a form of storytelling.
 

I think it’s a good idea to replenish my palette every so often, to cleanse the doors of perception, which London (like any sophisticated European city) tends to close rather than open. I also draw influence from the artists I love, a few of my favourites are Helen Frankenthaler, Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Robert Motherwell, Howard Hodgkin – and Mark Rothko."

 

Her debut collection is based around the idea that her paintings are like windows into other worlds. “I started to think of my paintings as windows during lockdown –windows onto memories of other places – and since then I have been working with variations on this theme or idea.”
 

"Rothko said of his abstractions: ‘I have made a place.’ I would like one day to be able to say the same. As for windows, they are border crossings, which communicate between two places, inside and outside, present and past, fact and wish. I think of how much time was spent looking out of windows during lockdown." - Molly van Amerongen

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Drop 1 - New Year 2022

"A series of miniatures which act like snapshots, or Polaroids. I like to work on a large amount at once and to see them together brings me great joy." - Molly van Amerongen, Miniatures

Buy 2 or more artworks from Molly’s Miniatures series and get 15% off.

  • Fan
    Fan | Molly van Amerongen | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Twist
    Twist
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    Green Goddess
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    Tiny Trinkets
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    Time Out
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    Sun Scene
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    Shadow
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    Rif Mountain Blue
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    Reflection
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    Green Tapestry
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    Green Bowls
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    Fuchsia Wash
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    Frames
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    Cross
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    Blue Skies
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    Red Fracture
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    Polka
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    View from upstairs
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Open Windows

"I started to think of my paintings as windows during lockdown – windows onto memories of other places – and since then I have been working with variations on this theme or idea." - Molly Van Amerongen

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    Madder Twirl | Molly van Amerongen | Original Art | Partnership Editions
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  • Sharp Green
    Sharp Green | Molly van Amerongen | Original Art | Partnership Editions
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  • Barragán Pink
    Barragán Pink | Molly van Amerongen | Original Art | Partnership Editions
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  • Morning Glory
    Morning Glory | Molly van Amerongen | Original Art | Partnership Editions
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  • Breakfast With A View
    Breakfast With A View | Molly van Amerongen | Original Art | Partnership Editions
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  • Crimson Curtain
    Crimson Curtain | Molly van Amerongen | Original Art | Partnership Editions
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  • Nice Curtains
    Nice Curtains
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  • Miniature Series
    Miniature Series
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    Blue Bowl
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    Hot Out There
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    Sienna Still life
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  • Ruby Pyramid Sold
    Ruby Pyramid | Molly van Amerongen | Original Art | Partnership Editions
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  • Shepherd's Delight Sold
    Shepherd's Delight | Molly van Amerongen | Original Art | Partnership Editions
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  • Jagged Sold
    Original artwork by emerging artist Molly van Amerongen titled Jagged.
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    Shade
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  • Erigal Sold
    Erigal | Molly van Amerongen | Original Art | Partnership Editions
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