Title: Wild Glide High
36 x 48
Weight: 7.0 lbs.
Dumpster graffiti and Photoshopped alterations of past paintings are the inspirations for this painting. The painting was a bit of a challenge, as the source on which this painting was based was much more complex.
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Craig Moran was born in Washington, DC, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Studio Art at the University of Virginia (UVA). He received a fifth-year arts fellowship at UVA, and completed a Post-Baccalaureate in Painting and Drawing at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. Mr. Moran has lived in San Francisco and Chicago, as well as various parts of Virginia. He currently resides in Washington, DC and has a studio in Takoma Park.
Piles of discarded paintings, decorative paper, and photographs from nature books sit on a table in my studio. I cut out shapes from these materials, rearrange them at random to create new images, and photograph the results. I repeat this process several times, occasionally cutting up the photographed assemblages to rearrange them further. These spontaneous collages are the inspirations for the mysterious, colorful figures in my paintings.
UVA School of Art Institute of Chicago
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