Morgan Betz: Flies on Milk, Green Eggs & Ham
The exhibition at the Gemeente Museum Den Haag is accompanied by an extensive publication in English on the complete works of Morgan Betz.
Number of pages: 152
Size: 22 × 28 cm
Binding style: Paperback, First Edition 2018
The title of the book is taken from one of Betz’s favorite books as a child, Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss. Flies on Milk refers to a line from a poem by the French medieval poet Francois Villon. But just like the visual patterns Betz uses, the source is no longer important in this choice and combination. With a mix of Pop Art and comics, Morgan Betz (1974, Amsterdam) creates his own unique visual language in which art history in the form of ‘High Art’ merges with ‘Low Art’ – comics and advertising images. Betz is a daydreamer who draws and paints what he sees. But he does not consider everything he encounters as a potential painting. The decision to turn something into art is the outcome of a long process of deliberation, research and observing of images with a potential and images that he simply finds interesting. While doing this, he visualizes memories, associations and feelings. And so fences, windows and doors become gateways into the world of imagination.