From the second we saw the beautiful work of Emily Moore, we had to see more and find out about her and her process. She seemingly effortlessly combines geometric motifs with beautiful landscape and city scenes, creating breathtaking moments for the viewer.
Emily Moore is a Scottish artist interested in the patterns and forms found within mountainous environments and the contrasting, architectural structures which inhabit them. Her paintings attempt to explore the tension between these two confecting themes, looking to strike a balance within the final composition. Landscape has always been a primary source of inspiration for Moore. Her work is created using an amalgamation of personal images, usually photographs taken to record her travels. Each body of work is a documentation of those experiences, the creative process allowing Moore to recall each place and combine them to create new, anonymous landscapes.
The physical act of creating a piece, the surface and materials, has always been an important part of Moore's practice. She works directly onto birch plywood panels, often leaving areas of the raw wood exposed. Moore experimented a lot with screen-printing during her time at Edinburgh College of Art and throughout a semester at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Since then Moore developed her own process, using masking tape and a scalpel to create the layered, tonal images similarly achieved through printing. Moore often uses an overhead projection for the intricate, detailed images, which are then drawn and cut-out by hand. A laborious process which allows her to combine the precise, detailed layers over the rough, painterly ones.
She graduated with a first class degree from Edinburgh College of Art in 2013. In 2012 she was awarded the Royal Scottish Academy Keith Prize for the best student work and during her final year she was selected for the Saatchi New Sensations Longlist. Following graduation Moore was shortlisted as one of ten finalists for the Griffin Art Prize, appearing in an exhibition at The Griffin Gallery in London, where she was awarded the Griffin Art Prize People's Choice Award and a sponsored artist award. Since graduating Moore has shown her work internationally as well as regularly exhibiting at the Annual Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibitions. In 2016 Moore won the Royal Scottish Academy Guthrie Award and in 2018 was shortlisted as one of twenty-six global finalists for the Rise Art Prize where she was awarded Rise Art Painter of the Year. Later in 2018 Moore was announced as a finalist for the Zealous Emerge Art Awards and was also longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize. She lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland.
See more of this beautiful work online at www.emilymooreart.com and on Instagram @emilymooreart