Suzanne Moxhay: “Finte realtà”
curated by Angela Madesani
Opening reception: Wednesday 14th May, 6 - 9 pm
Between miniature and epic the photographic works by Suzanne Moxhay are on show from the 14th May to the 27th June.
Reality or fiction? It would be too limiting to confine in one of these two areas the photographic works by the British artist Suzanne Moxhay. Her landscape are not purely invented, neither realistic. Those landscapes, as we see them in her photographs, do not exist but represent fragments, details that have been caught, transformed and transposed in these images. As Paul Bayley - Director of the Florence Trust - has already written, Moxhay's photographic works occupy a middle ground between the staged picture and the tableau vivant.
Her working method is complex. It consists of building up in her studio real sets which will be later photographed and edited. Her sources of inspiration and the materials she uses are eterogeneous: old B-movies, scenes taken from science fiction and horror books, tourist brochures and advertising. Her works "appear to hover between the miniature and the epic" leaving the viewer uncertain about scale or depht. A sort of oxymoron finds a perfect representation in her work, which lie in a dimension of uniqueness, with no real references, and remind the viewer of those psychological and dreamlike scenarios that are part of everyone's history and memories.
Suzanne Moxhay, born in Essex in 1976, lives and works in London. After a degree in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, she continued her studies at the Royal Academy Schools, where she graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts in 2007. Suzanne has been subsequently selected for a one year artist's residenc at the Florence Trust Studios in London, where she developed her series of photographic works "Borderlands". She has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally: recent exhibitions include 'Saatchi New Sensations / The Future Can Wait' at the Victoria House in London, 'Afternoon Tea' WW Gallery at the Venice Biennale and 'GSK Contemporary: Earth Art of a Changing World 'at the Royal Academy of Arts. Since 2002 her works have been collected in a number of significant public and private collections including theUniversity of the Arts Collection, the Cooper Union in New York, the FSC and the Lodeveans Collection.
Finte realtà: from 14th May to 27th June 2014
Opening hours: Monday/Friday, 10am - 6pm, Saturday by appointment