(Image: Donald Moffett, Lot 010910 (Lucky), 2010, Oil on linen with wood panel support,16 x 16 inches; Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery. © Donald Moffett)
Donald Moffett (b. 1955, Texas, USA)
As a painter, Moffett extends the traditional two-dimensional frame by creating highly textured relief works in oil paint or sometimes turning monochrome surfaces into intricate illuminations by incorporating video projections. The subject matter of his paintings-from politics and history to landscape and nature-are poetic, provocative, and even at times humorous.
An astute and thoughtful painter, Moffett knows the power of the artist to critique the world at large. A founding member of Gran Fury, the artistic arm of the AIDS activist group ACT UP, Moffett has remained engaged with issues surrounding the presence of gays in historical and contemporary culture. And he is fearless in addressing issues that still resonate today, such as the rights of openly gay men and women to serve in the military (Gays in the Military, 1990-91).
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Art and Biology, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, 2004.
(Text Source: Artshound)