Pan to the Sky Contemporary Western Landscape Paintings

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Artist Kristin moore depicts vast western landscapes and immersive skies in his acrylic paintings. These open environments, devoid of any people, seem to represent transitory moments of silence and solitude. Moore emphasizes this melancholy aesthetic through beautiful degraded atmospheres that direct the gaze to the earth below.

Originally from Texas, Moore received his MFA from the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. “The way I look at the world is a direct result of my childhood in Texas and my life outside the state of California,” the artist told My Modern Met. In particular, it draws inspiration from the horizons of both states, as well as the architecture, mountains and trees that permeate the horizon. Moore explains that it was during her swing between home and school that she noticed how the signage would reflect the changing landscape. For this reason, signs play a major role in his painting. The artist says, “I looked at what most people would find mundane or mundane and added an aesthetic and ethereal layer to it through my work.

Although Moore’s paintings contain a minimal demarcation between ground and architecture, every subject she includes is done in great detail. The juxtaposition of these refined renderings on the flat and uniform background of the sky gives his work a striking graphic style. “The colors that I choose for the sky often come from memories of landscapes that I have experienced, ”explains the artist. She associates Texas with the energy of the day while her nocturnal paintings reflect the sprawling city and the lights of Los Angeles.

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Texan artist Kristin Moore depicts expansive Western landscapes and immersive skies in her acrylic paintings.

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Moore is particularly inspired by the horizons of Texas and California.

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It emphasizes a nostalgic atmosphere through its sparse silhouettes and degraded skies.

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