"The Wooden Boy" by San Francisco Artist Brian Moore
|"The Wooden Boy" and his many looks ... |
|The Wooden Boy|
Before me are two large Pinocchio "War Time" paintings with disarmingly whimsical characterization. Rendered in playful style, up close each wooden boy looks like a single piece of wrapped candy. Step back and they become clusters looking like an all out Pinocchio mass genocide. Wooden boys being blown to bits and my is it deeply satisfying.
|"Pinocchio Genocide" acrylic on canvas, 2 x 48" x 68", 2017|
Brian and I converse over a background of thumping Pink Floyd music. I find this to be very fitting. "No one has any faith anymore" he says. I couldn't agree more. Talking of how our world has fallen ill and become over run with chronic fibbing, we can't help but giggle at the absurdity of life. From news anchors to tabloid newspapers, lying has become the nations favorite past time. From there it slowly trickles down to the playground where our children's noses grow the size of Louisiana and no one says anything. Behind the scenes and in the backrooms lying is rewarded with praise and monetary gain, no wonder as a whole we are deeply confused. This is not the real world
|Brain Moore 2017|
Brian Moore comes from a fierce commercial advertising background. Turning his attention to fine art was an evolution over time. Painting in bright colors and going after each image with real force, you can see his training in advertising pop up now and then life a good friend who happens to have really good compositional insight. Being at Brian's studio many times over the past few years you can see he approaches it like play with a little discipline thrown in the mix too and he gets results. "The Wooden Boy" is fiercely intellectual and disarmingly playful. There however has always been a under current hiding under the playfulness. I used to lovingly refer to it as "Scrapping back the cupcake" in reference to his painted cupcakes series.
|"If You Keep Lying, You Head Might Just Explode"|
René Capone, 2017
|"The Wooden Boy" multi media painting on canvas, 2017|