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Damian Moppett

Moppett_MOPP001_Large_Painting_and_Caryatid_Maquette_in_Studio_at_Night_2006.jpgDamian Moppett's artistic practice uses a wide variety of media to question ideas of mastery, craftsmanship and value. Drawing on broad references from the history of modern art, Moppett uses the mediums of sculpture, painting, photography, drawing and video, often in relationship to each other, as a meditation on the activity of making art.

Images of the artist's studio appear frequently in Moppett's work, showing the studio as both a site of experimentation and a theatrical setting for the performative nature of art making. His studio images are visually dense, cluttered with objects, materials and artworks in process, in a working space often lit dramatically. Moppett then turns this documentation into finished paintings or drawings, making the representation of the process of creation the subject of his work.

For more about Moppett's art, visit his gallery website here.