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Creative Matters with Logan Moffat

Logan Moffat is a painter who graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts with a BFA Honours in 2018. Since then he has been painting full time from his little studio in Pukekohe, in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.

Capturing the portraits of people through highly detailed oil paintings at uni began his interest and exploration of painting. These early studies of people have since evolved into paintings that attempt to communicate the portrait within, provoking thought with the viewer through their interaction of the large scale and often unconventional shaped canvases to offer the viewer a moment of pause and introspection away from the distractions and cacophony of everyday.

In 2018 he received The Adam Portraiture Award for his painting “Elam” (at that time the youngest recipient to receive this prestigious prize) and since then he has had three solo shows and a number of group shows in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland and Beijing.

We have a wonderful conversation about his inspirational painting practice, his fascination for the portrait and how he can play with it, his interest in virtual and augmented realities, how and why he creates irregularly shaped canvases and frames for some of his work and how he found being a fine art student at Elam School of Fine Arts.

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