An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.
I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.
The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Brooke Moyse.
Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 10″x8″, 2012
“I am interested in creating works in which the primary subject is the act of looking, and where that process slowly unfolds with time. This idea translates physically into playful marks and gestures that allude to architecture, nature, and film, marking light and space through a casual and straight-forward gesture. I work on multiple pieces of varying sizes and materials simultaneously; a method that allows the works to talk to one another while developing their own individuality. The goal is to create an experience for the viewer in which the feeling of being present is heightened, and the artwork’s energy flows beyond the borders of the canvas.I am interested in the way in which religion and spirituality have been key motivators or filters for art throughout history, and my artistic practice becomes a way to bring different movements and time periods into the present. I take on various artists or art historical movements, engaging in conversations with them through my work. At times it starts to feel like a performance of art making in which I am trying on different methodologies and then translating them into my own language. Mostly though, I am looking, anticipating, and scraping together an environment through my work, that is simultaneously funny, serious, poetic, and without boundaries.” BM
Untitled, Flashe on raw canvas, 15″x15″, 2012
Brooke Moyse was born in Larchmont, NY in 1978. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
New York University, Master of Fine Arts, New York, NY, 2006
Bard College, Bachelor of Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 2001
Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste, France, 1999
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Empire, oil on canvas, 50″x40″, 2011
Other material relating to Brooke Moyse.
Artist website: Brooke Moyse.
(standard) INTERVIEW: Brooke Moyse.
MoMA P.S.1. Studio Visit: Brooke Moyse.
TWO COATS OF PAINT: Brooke Moyse.
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