Sharon Moses describes her work as a meditation on the modern human condition and the pressures that come with living in a largely digitally-grounded society. Her artworks are informed by a multitude of topics including gender, identity and beauty. She draws upon a range of images and concepts with subjects ranging from medical imagery obtained from social media, to the archive, and most recently self-portraiture in order to facilitate her exploration of the relationships between fine art, technology and identity.
Moses primarily works in oils, although I enjoy experimenting with different surfaces to convey different effects and approaches to a concept. These surfaces include canvas, Masonite, wood, super wood, paper, glass and aluminium. “The subject matter will inform my choice of medium, and I try to approach each work as a distinct piece with its own technique. I generally leave a portion of the surface bare of paint, or I work in oils and erase as needed. Experimenting with negative space and erasure is of great interest to me, as this encourages a degree of viewer interaction and mirrors the manner in which humanity today is engaged in a constant process of invention and reinvention; creation and erasure.”