About Brian Moore
Art in its purest forms has always drawn the interest of Brian Moore. Early in life he became interested in art. Brian Moore grew up as a member of a Career Air Force family and as such, his dad’s military assignments enabled him to travel to various parts of the world. He lived in various Asian cultures; and these were the basis for his interest in forms and color.
A Message From Artist Brian Moore:
When the family was reassigned to Hawaii, and I enrolled in a high school photography course, I discovered my interest in photography. My instructor taught both art and photography. My approach, although from a photography style, was more that of a painter than of a photographer.
When I attended college, my goals (aspirations) were to become a commercial/architectural photographer. After graduating, I continued to pursue my Fine Art Photography goals while working in various photo labs as a color printer and 8×10 copy camera operator. I was hired by the University of Arkansas as a photographer to assist with photography/layouts in the publications of four (4) program areas which were: Home Economics, 4H, Agriculture & Community Development. Since this was accomplished before digital, everything had to be done in a traditional darkroom.
Utilizing the skills that I acquired as a commercial photographer, my concept is applied in terms of how an artist would compose on canvas. I have evolved to just include color, form and texture as subject matter.
I prefer vertical formats for the strength that they give to my abstract imagery. Large format transparencies (4×5) are digitally scanned and printed on Fuji Crystal Archival paper. Finished prints are 16×20 or 20×24. There is no digital manipulation of the image. True colors and density are matched as close as possible to the original transparency. Little or no cropping is done to the image.
My current subject matter is studio based studies, with emphasis on forms created from paper. I chose paper because it is common, easily accessible, and inexpensive. Paper has shown to have unlimited potential for subject matter. Altering the appearance and texture of the paper completes the expression and visual emotion of the form/subject matter, as I see it.