Paul Moss

Paul Moss - Vane

Paul Moss, Grainger Street, photograph, 2002

Jack versus Dangerman

Jack painstakingly shapes his environment as if he is trapped in a painting. The objects he collects are manipulated and arranged according to their colour and texture. Dangerman is obsessed with the city outside; he sees the urban landscape as a visual playground and constantly rearranges it as if it is his. Jack and Dangerman represent two artistic alter egos for the artist to explore the process and practices of painting. Jack is the vehicle through which the artist investigates his affinity with the solitary act of painting, his careful selection of materials re-worked as much for his own gratification as anyone else’s. Dangerman has fewer restraints and allows himself to take more risks in exploring the public nature of a very different painterly aesthetic.