‘Hermit Crab’ by Moki
Title: ‘Hermit Crab’
Medium: Acrylic on canvas board
Dimensions: 7″ x 9.4″
Year of Creation: 2018
About the Artist:
Moki’s otherworldly imaginings display her remarkable empathy with the beauty of earth’s natural landscape and the urges we have all experienced to escape the confines of our everyday reality. Through the course of Moki’s career, she has confronted the boundaries of concrete existence and blurred the lines between the mental and the physical, allowing for the creation of a series of unique spaces of sanctuary, protection and solace. A sophisticated painterly skill is employed to give a staggering degree of reality to her paintings, no matter how fantastical the content may be. However, more recently Moki has been veering away from unreality, instead drawing inspiration from the seemingly endless sources of concern for the well being of many of planet earth’s creatures, including much of humanity. From this angle, her environments of security and retreat are arguably used to their full potential; to circumvent the harsher realities of life that many of the worlds inhabitants are forced to endure on a daily basis, often through no fault of their own.
Moki was born in 1982 in Brilon, Germany. She has been living and working in Hamburg since 2001, where she also graduated with a Masters Degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2009. Moki has earned a very well deserved reputation as within the international New Contemporary Art scene and continually exhibits her work both at home and abroad.