Lot 53 - Carl Moore - The Sovereign Surprise
Digital print on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for War Child UK
Carl Moore is a British artist who often makes work that sits on the fine line between comedy and tragedy, with a pinch of the absurd.
His ‘Animals Pretending to be Other Animals’ work explores the complexities of identity in a postmodern world through the lens of simulation and the concept of avatars. These animals, who use paint and found materials serve as a commentary on the fluidity of identity in the digital age, where individuals can easily adopt multiple avatars and personas through online platforms to fit a certain image or ideal.
Another body of work, the "Dripsters", are bold and colourful animals with their clear markings reduced down to individual drips of paint, which appear barcode-like in their simplicity. These works represent the commodification of nature and its erosion in the postmodern age.
MA Digital Moving Image, London Guildall University, London, United Kingdom
BA Hons Fine Art, Winchester School Of Art, Winchester, United Kingdom
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