Charles Moxon – Painter
Charles Moxon (b.1990) is a British artist specialising in portraiture. Having graduated from BA (Hons) Painting at Camberwell College of Art (2013) he has been short-listed and highly commended for the Young Masters Art Prize 2012 and the Open West exhibitions 2013.
Charles Moxon’s portraits draw on past techniques, in particular those of the Dutch 17th-century Old Masters. He combines these traditional techniques with the added observational detail and hyper-reality of contemporary photorealism. His use of lighting and fluid paint strokes is reminiscent of Vermeer, with a similar layering of transparent glazes to create depth.
In his commissioned portrait of Roy Bentley, an ex-England and Chelsea football player, Moxon captures the sitter with startling accuracy. His work, National Anthem (2011), exhibited at the Mall Galleries as part of the 2012 BBC series Show Me the Monet portrays an elderly woman in the latter stages of her life.
In 2011, his work appeared in Dazed and Refused, Hurwundeki Gallery, London. Moxon was recently shortlisted to the Final 300 in the BP Award, 2012. His portraiture has been featured on the BBC, the Independent newspaper and in Rankin’s Hunger Magazine, 2013.
Lives and works in London, UK.