For his fifth exhibition at the gallery, Moffett will present a suite of five new works, featuring a luminous resin surface in deep ruby and ice blue on intricately shaped and perforated wood panels.
This new body of work highlights the artist's attention to precision with his manipulated and sculptural canvases. The complexity of the form yields a visual presentation beyond the standard two dimensions; the smooth appearance of the poured-on surface gives credence to process and the order of gesture. Long recognized for embedding social, political and sexual issues in his work, Moffett’s new paintings go beyond to include nature – emblematically assaulted, yet still radiant.
Moffett’s investigation into the definition of a painting challenges the traditional connection between an artwork and the wall. The ongoing question of a painting as a two-dimensional presentation is answered by an exaggerated float and internal exposures.