Suzanne Moxhay (Essex, 1976) British photographer.
After the studies of painting at the Chelsea College of Art, Suzanne Moxhay attended the Royal Academy Schools, where she graduated in 2007.
In most of her works the artist tries to reveal the essence of what is abandoned or forgotten, by overlapping, totally or in part, fragments of images. Moxhay creates hybrid dimensions between real and illusory space. Her works often evolve from old pictures, magazines, painted items, fragments, collage, which are being photographed and then digital worked out.
Landscape fragments lay upon glass layers, then she takes a picture of the new composition, getting as result a creation very similar to the traditional painting technique of opaque film.
Despite the stifling nature of her representations, the dreamlike set of Moxhay’s scenario have a deep narrative strenght, they represent a reflection about what has been and what will be, a metaphor of life and existence.The captured architectures are interrupted by abnormal elements, contradictory bright sources, flawed perspectives, paradoxes of scale.
The light casts shadows in the wrong direction, the walls can generate corners, an image area can be seen either as a wall or as an overcast sky. Another significant element is the print with soft edge, one of the processes used to create the sense of distance.
Suzanne Moxhay has exhibited extensively, both nationally and internationally since 2002 and her work is present in many public and private collections: University of the Arts Collection, The Cooper Union in New York, the FSC and Lodeveans Collection. Recent exhibitions include ‘Saatchi’s New Sensations / The Future Can Wait’ at the Victoria House in London, ‘Afternoon Tea’ WW Gallery at the Venice Biennale and ‘GSK Contemporary: Earth Art of a Changing World’ at the Royal Academy of Arts.