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Monday 8th November-Saturday 4th December 2021
By questioning the obvious, Moffatt finds that movement reveals the un-noticed. The artist also considers movement as a metaphor for change.
Her paintings isolate the movements of subjects and/or objects. By doing so, new sequences are created which reveal an inseparable relationship between object and hyperobject.
By applying abstraction, she tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a manner that is sometimes physical, and believes in the idea of subject following form in a work.
Her works directly respond to the surrounding environment and use everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. With a conceptual approach, she creates layers, shapes and colours which examine development, growth and equilibrium in a time of uncertainty.
Her work doesn’t reference recognisable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. Dii Moffatt has recently moved to Nelson from Dunedin.