Carl E. Moore

Region: South


City / State: Memphis, TN

 My work deals with color and identity. My goal is to compare ideologies about race, stereotypes, and belief systems to everyday colors and the perception of these colors in our environment.

I consider my work to be a form of visual communication that uses simplicity and depth to express social and ethical issues. I want to create a conversation between the personal and public by using color and composition to express mood, situation, and ideas. By placing people and objects in common and uncommon situations, I can deal with specific subjects from various perspectives.

I use media-based events as the primary theme of my work, reducing situations to their most basic narrative. I use color and content to redefine the conversation by developing a social connection between the characters and their environment. The color becomes an important part of that dialogue, and the content becomes part of the social statement.