28 Feb Brett Anthony Moore | New Artist | Curatorial+Co.
Brett Anthony Moore is an abstract artist based in Sydney, Australia who explores colour, unpredictability, and post-modern expression through his enchanting practice. When encountering Brett’s work, one is struck with the question, ‘Is this a painting or a sculpture?’. As he subverts the basic tenants of each art form, ultimately inhabiting a space between the two mediums.
Working predominantly with acrylics, Brett creates initial paintings or ‘paint skins’ in his studio by experimenting and mixing an initial selected paint palette. He then leaves the experimental ‘paint skin’ to dry and contract over about a week, after which time he responds to the resulting piece, the shape it has taken on, and produces a final sculptural work.
Brett’s artistic inspiration spans a lifetime of intrepid travel, music, education, and experimentation. The influence of the Britpop art era, punk music, Australian pub rock and post-modern expressionism lives within his work, a reflection of his fascination with balancing conceptual narrative and the act of physical artmaking.
Majoring in Painting, Brett graduated from the National Art School in 2022 and has gone on to show in Sydney Contemporary, Waverly Art Prize, The National Emerging Art Prize and Sculptures in the Garden and Gosford Regional Art Prize. Brett has also exhibited extensively in both Australian and Europe, including shows with Gaffa Gallery, Brunswick Street Gallery, Kettle’s Yard and Grove Gallery.
Having travelled extensively around the world, settling in India, Europe and predominantly the UK for many years, working as a freelance muralist, set designer and illustrator, Brett currently lives and works from home at Yowie Bay in Sydney’s south.