Opening: Wednesday 11 June 2014, 6-8pm
Dates: 11-28 June 2014
‘The View’ is a suite of conceptual paintings by Sebastian Moody. The paintings are meditations on the idea of perspective, considering this as an act that occurs simultaneously-internally and externally. Simply, the works are “thinking about looking” or “looking at thinking”.
Moody’s practice is concerned with how our values and ideas are constructed. In equal parts gravitas and humour, his art is most often presented through public text works, relational performances, and painting.
His well known large-scale public text works have appeared in swimming pools, vehicular underpasses, and building walls; elsewhere, Moody’s works have appeared in a diversity of public and private locations creating personals ads, market research campaigns, kitchen splashbacks, coffee cup ‘interventions’, pop-up bars, focus groups, hang gliders at music festivals, shopping receipt ‘portraits’.
Moody lives and works in Brisbane where he has completed a Master of Museum Studies at The University of Queensland (2009) and a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the Queensland University of Technology (2001).
Sebastian’s projects have appeared at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Splendour in the Grass, Next Wave Festival 2008, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Bundaberg Arts Centre, Livid Festival, Kings ARI, Museum of Brisbane, The Goodwill Bridge, The Queensland University of Technology Art Museum and Southbank Parklands.
Moody was also recently announced as a key artist, with Sally Gabori, who will contribute creative work to the flagship development for Brisbane’s International Airport Terminal.