Artist Graham Moore Draws Inspiration From Mid-Century Modern, Vintage Styles

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Gallery 30 South is currently presenting the works of artist Graham Moore.


The clean, simple lines of mid-century modern design and the cool sounds of West Coast jazz and Bossa Nova Blue Note minimalist record cover artworks of the 1950s – 60s. The Abstract Classicists with their hard-edge painting style using bold lines, organic shapes, and textures. Vintage fashion and photography and classic cars. Pop Art, Constructivism and Suprematism. These are just a few ideas and movements that inspire Graham Moore’s collages.



Max Ernst described collage as “the noble conquest of the irrational, the coupling of two realities, irreconcilable in appearance, upon a plane which apparently does not suit them,” but looking at Moore‘s collages, one can’t help but see all elements in such an intuitive way that it’s hard to imagine them not being juxtaposed. Indeed, his record cover collages are a thrift-store upcycle that elevates discarded nostalgia into fine art.

Moore studied at the Wimbledon School of Art and then the East Ham College of Technology (the school that launched the careers of Gerald Scarfe, Ralph Steadman, and Alexander McQueen) eventually landing an instructor gig at Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design.



His work can be found in several museum and private collections, and he continues to teach and work in the community outreach programs with non-professional artists and students from at-risk environments.   



For more information about Graham Moore and the artworks featured here, please contact Gallery 30 South.


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