LandEscape 23 Art Review
Melissa Moffat Lives and works in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
An artist's statement
I paint with paper. My collages give fashion and comic books new life by deconstructing and re-imagining them as new stunning abstract works of art.
Melissa Moffat is a fine arts collagist painting with the paper of different publications. When comic books are her choice of medium, the iconic images of the characters are broken down and rebuilt in a new image. When using fashion publications, she draws the viewer in with images of luxury, intricate patterns, colours, beautiful textures and the brilliance of precious metals and stones. Through her collages, Moffat breathes new life into magazine and comic editorials by
removing them from the spine of the book and deconstructing them. Ultimately, the goal of her work is to take existing images and reuse as well as reappropriate them to give the viewer a cornucopia of archival pictures that are meant to be examined with a whole new lens.â€?