Sophia Moreau - Contemporary Painter & Sculptor
Art as obsession and commentary
Through a variety of media, including painting, collage, and sculpture, Sophia Moreau explores questions of self-image, sexual expression, cultural trauma, and capitalist consumption. She has a very personal take on the political, drawing attention to contemporary issues, such as
populist catastrophe and gendered power structures.
Her sculptural pieces are emotive and disquieting as she explores the cultural and social forces that mold both circumstance and desire. She pushes boundaries, explores despair as well as defiance, and tells a story that is at once dystopian and hopeful.
Moreau has a particular interest in the malleablility
of identity, which she portrays as simultaneously fragile, powerful, political,
and deceitful. The question of what we value individually and collectively is an undercurrent
running through each of her pieces, many of which incorporate a precious metal or mimic the
effects of other valuable materials. She has a love/hate relationship with gold, in particular,
which she portrays as alternatingly regal and garish.