Mario Moore flips the history of classical portraiture on its head. As an art form that has traditionally been reserved for the ruling class, Moore creates beautiful portraits of everyday, working class people. Yet, these everyday scenes are anything but in Moore's hands - he creates works with soul, depth, and an appreciation for the the little things in life.
Location: Brooklyn, New Jersey
Exhibitions and Awards: Moore received a BFA in Illustration from the College for Creative Studies (2009) and an MFA in Painting from the Yale School of Art (2013). He has participated as an artist-in-residence at Knox College, Fountainhead residency and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.
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In this work, Moore depicts a woman standing, facing her mirror doing her makeup. He lets the viewer in on an intimate, private moment. However, it hardly feels intrusive. Instead it's as if we know this women. She could be any of our friends, lovers, or even us ourselves. In this simple etching, Moore bring us into this woman's world, and her into ours.