21st Faith

21stfaith

We are a collaborative research project, investigating and questioning faith as a human feeling. 

This publication presents 32 creative projects created for an exhibition in October 2017 at The Workshop, Lambeth. 

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Untitled,

by Abi Moffat.

Faith to me, implies hope or trust in a system or belief.

I place faith, everyday, in the act of painting as a therapeutic process.

I travel through various states of ambiguity on a daily basis and my work captures

an element of this in a physical form.

Through abstract aesthetics, loose shapes, and varied layers, I play with the subconscious

mind of the viewer, to let them interpret their own meaning from the ambiguous imagery.

I explore the juxtaposition between light and dark, the use of rich colour to evoke

an emotive response.

With the possibilities available via the internet alongside digital art, film and so on,

it seems that the act of painting has been given over by many artists in favour of self

indulgent, disposable images.

Faith can inspire a resurgence in a craft. It is important to me to preserve painting’s

ongoing place in contemporary culture, through personifying paint

and its material qualities.

Abi: abimoffat.com, abigailkmoffat@gmail.com, @abimoffat