Ben Moore

Personal values change when you move physically through space. Displacement changes perspective and we are more aware of the importance of materials and the remnants required to construct and image. Invention of place can be more impactful than a depiction of place. Moving yourself around the world makes you aware of compressions in space, different utilizations of space, claustrophobia is discovered and lost. As a painter, place makes one keenly aware of color and also changes the value on the physical image/object and forces new questions of value on painting and alternative materials opening up avenues for alterations of tradition. It suddenly becomes very important to be able to roll your work up and take it with you, rather than remain an artifact of the studio. Immediacy evolves from our placement as we move through the larger world and are increasingly more are aware of the temporal nature of things. By painting places I am simultaneously revisiting and reinventing them.