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An electric colour palette saturates Igor Moritz’s visceral depictions of loneliness and interpersonal turmoil. With oil paint or coloured pencil, the Polish-born artist creates vivid, almost Fauvist backdrops and characters who stare with forlorn at the viewer. The resulting compositions appear to be equal parts Henri Matisse, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Francis Bacon. Moritz is mostly self-taught—he attended an arts high school in Poland but studied industrial design in college, and he developed his fine-art practice on his own terms. Moritz has exhibited in London, Paris, New York, and Mallorca, and his work belongs to multiple collections, including Colección SOLO in Madrid and Rad Hourani Foundation in Montreal.
January 29, 2023