Lot 76 - Kora Moya Rojo - Bloom
Watercolour pencil on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Kora Moya Rojo (b. 1993, Spain) lives and works in London. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Murcia (Murcia, Spain, 2015). Kora creates paintings and sculptures that revolve around fluidity, nostalgia, and womanhood. Rendered in a pulsating palette of cold blues and warm reds, her vibrant works infuse autobiographical, historical, and religious iconographies with a rural sensibility. Examining the complex effects of female oppression and urban migration, she investigates personal displacement and national identity in symbolic scenarios that overflow with utopian potential. Digitally reconstructing dreams, imaginations and memories into enchanting drawings and canvases, Moya Rojo creates eerie worlds that inhabit the liminal space between the conscious and the unconscious. Her androgynous, embryonic figures stretch beyond the earthly domain to the otherworldly as they hybridize with provincial food, coalesce with existing objects, and mutate with unspecified surroundings. In a continuous metamorphosis, the internal and external forces at play make the familiar foreign, and the foreign disturbingly familiar.
Fine Arts Degree, University of Fine Arts, Murcia, Spain.
2023 Solo Show (Upcoming)
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
Between the Bridge and the Door, Pictorum Gallery, London, UK
Nature Holds a Mirror, Casa Astrónoma, curated by Ambar Quijano, Mexico City, MEX
Yourself in my Shoes, Tube Culture Hall, Milan, ITA
CACOTOPIA 07, Annka Kultys, London, UK
Wilderness of Being, curated by Cassandra Bowes, HdM Gallery, London, UK
Narratives in Blossoming Vigor, SENS Gallery, Hong Kong, HK
Dark Roots, trio show, curated by Elza Meryon, Liliya Art Gallery, London, UK
Soho Revue x The Little Scarlett Door, curated by India Rose James, Soho Revue, London, UK
Looking Back to Move Forward, curated by Katerina Patsalidou and Mikaella Melanidou, Visual Space, Palia Agora Palouriotissas, CYP
Artists for Ukraine Charity Auction, organised by Joséphine Bailey, Procrastinarting_, Online
Realities, curated by Adele Smejkal, The Artistellar, London, UK
Christmas Pop-up, curated by Katerina Patsalidou and Mikaella Melanidou, Visual Space, Nicosia, CYP
Art for Relief x The Auction Collective Charity Auction, organised by Marie Hilgers, Art for Relief, Online
Into The Cosmere, curated by Jack Trodd, Brushes With Greatness, London, UK
Euphoric, curated by Joséphine May Bailey, Procrastinarting_, Online
Thirty Six Hours Exhibition, curated by Ladies Drawing Clüb, Online
Every Woman Biennial, curated by Eddy Grattan Bellew and Ruby Streek, The Copeland Gallery, London, UK
2023 Art Central Hong Kong, SENS Gallery, Hong Kong
2022 COBERTIZO, Jilotepec, MEX
2021 Joya Air, Almería, ESP
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The piece I'm donating represents a crucial part in my creative process. All my paintings start with a watercolour study, then followed by layers of acrylic paint and then oil paint to finish off. The red watercolour pencil sketch illustrates the seed of the pieces I create. Following the line of work I'm currently exploring (plants, fruits and nature), the elements in the postcard depict a hybrid between a spiky forbidden fruit from which flower buds are about to blossom. In my work, I'm interested in playing with organic shapes that can be found in nature, relating to the female body and the fluidity of life.
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