mmoore

Display Name
Michael Moore
Artist's statement

Moore`s most recent solo show was held at the Museum and Art Gallery in Letchworth in 2004. This was preceded by solos at the Castle gallery Wellingborough and the Alfred East Kettering which comprised 50 works including paintings in oil on canvas as well as black & white photographic images. Resulting from the Letchworth exhibition a private collector purchased twelve paintings for his new home in Cincinnati USA. Moore's motivation lies in a keen investigation of the visual environment for both aesthetic and expressive opportunity. However, it is the physical, intellectual and emotional act of painting with both the manipulation of form and pictorial ideas that inform and inspire. It is an essentially creative rather than a merely descriptive process in which successive marks prompt further development - a developing process sometimes leading towards abstraction and unpredictable outcomes. In his photography the dark room processes allow a similar transformation of black & white imagery. Moore was awarded one of the first bursaries offered by the prestigious Cambridge Darkroom. Moore has exhibited in numerous London galleries including the New Burlington gallery, Young Contemporaries at the RBA Gallery, Royal Academy and he showed a collection of 12 paintings at the Alwyn Gallery, Bond Street. Solo exhibitions include Hitchin Museum and Letchworth Museum Art Galleries, the Four Hands Gallery, Ingatestone as well as the Alfred East Gallery in Kettering, His work is represented in a number of private and public collections including Cambridge University Press, Hertfordshire County Council and a group of paintings were purchased for the office of Trust House Forte. Commissions included a mural painting for the Malaya Borneo Building Society`s office in Penang. Originally trained as a painter for five years at the regional college of art in Brighton he pursued a career in art education and much of his work lay in teacher education and as County Art Adviser for both Essex and Hertfordshire from which he has now retired to devote all his time to painting and photography.

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