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.
Other works consists of playing with the semantics of ice cream, seeing it as a representation of our desire for instant gratification and a symbol of the fleeting nature of happiness in a hyperreal world.
Overall, Carl’s work aims to provoke reflection on the impact of postmodernity on our understanding of self, identity, and reality.
We love the humour in Carl’s work. Although they do have a bit of a dark side, his prints are bright and witty and we think they’re just delightful!
Carl holds a BA in Fine Art Painting from Winchester School Of Art and an MA in Digital Moving Imagery from the London Guildhall University.