I create contemplative spaces with paintings; spaces for people to stop and think and feel. For decades, I’ve drawn and painted in a range of ways, from realism to monochromes. The common thread is an intrigue with how colour and composition can ‘speak’ about our extraordinary experiences; those that are difficult to communicate with words. For example, what might love look like? I began to notice luminous colour phenomena in nature and made diagrams as the origins of paintings.
People might refuse to engage with abstraction because they don’t understand it. Mostly, it’s meant to be felt, not so much understood, which takes more time. Arrangements of marks, colours and shapes made up humanity’s first language. How these elements work together seeks to engage the whole person, not just the mind.
All images and ideas on this website remain the intellectual property of Suzanne Moss PhD, 2019-20. Background photographs by Genevieve Swifte. Installation photos by Suzanne Moss
Images are of installations of my paintings in my Melbourne and Tumut workspaces during 2019.