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 Amy Moffat.
Amy Moffat was born in Lancaster, England, 1985.
She lives and works in London.
2005-2008 Wimbledon College of Art, London, BA Fine Art Painting
2004-2005 Blackpool and The Fylde College, Diploma in Art and Design
“Making works within the vernacular of painting but using the materials in alternative ways, I aim to stretch and prod at the boundaries of what painting is perceived to be and challenge its conventions. Using base actions such as mark making, cutting, folding, carving, balancing, stretching and stitching, I want to make seductive works that engage both myself and viewers in a physical and material response, rather than a response to image. As a society we have become extremely adept and accustomed to reading an image instantaneously. I think the excitement in opening painting up to physicality lies in the potential tension with the accepted traditions of what painting is understood to be, and creating a viewing experience of painting that engages all of the sense, not just sight.
Within the body of work there are other themes I engage with. I’m taken with the possibility of an object to contain within both the strong and fragile, the bold and subtle, the hard and soft and the solid and teetering. These dualities are played with by use of material, colour and form.” AM
Other material relating to Amy Moffat.
Artist Website: www.amymoffat.com
Vimeo, Abstract Critical: Amy Moffat.
Saatchi Online: Amy Moffat.
Studio Critical: Amy Moffat.