New Plymouth artist, Harry Moores, creates large scale contemporary portraits that blend representation with automatic text.
Harry Moores interest in art started in high school, where he was taught by bronze artist, John Tullet. After leaving school Moores and his brother set up an art studio called ‘The Drawing Room’ where he began to create sketches that were instructed more by intuition than by volition. He states:
“I found harmony in the facility and spaces of these lines, and I later found out that I was in some shape or form ‘automatic drawing’. I continued to draw and paint realistically before combining the ambiguity of automatism, with realistic representations of people. I feel that there is something between these two opposites that touches at a sensation of art.”
Moores aims to find a meeting point between two opposites in his art, referencing the multitude of dualistic principles that exist in our world. These paintings present a unique tension when viewed up close and from a distance, offering both a macro and micro experience.
Harry Moores creates large scale contemporary portraits that blend representation with automatic text