About the Artist
Allison Moyers is an oil painter and multi-disciplinary artist from Texas. She studied in France where she received her degree in Fine Arts and graduated with honors from ESAD de Valenciennes in 2015. When she finished her studies she and her husband moved back to the United States. She now lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona.
My work explores the subjects of stardom, vanity and excess within society with an emphasis on woman and the feminine. I am fascinated by western culture’s obsession with beauty in film, poetry and classic painting that have created idealized versions of reality. The stylized and romanticized art indispensable elements in my work and correspond to the methodic use of color that expresses human emotions through their psychological representations.
I spent my formative art years in Europe where I got my degree. As an American, I was immersed in French culture while remaining somewhat idealistic and naive; inspiring much of the poetry and romanticism of my work. When studying art history I was always fascinated by the female figure and how it was betrayed through masculine interpretation. The male as the artist and the female as the specimen inspires the voyeurism in my work and is in direct connection to my own feelings of being watched and observed.
Much of my inspiration comes from navigating the world with the knowledge of my womanhood. Essentially, I am the women in my paintings and I experience their emotions in dreamlike environment where my feelings are acceptable. I am always making a voyage in connection to my characters and I am in a way expressing what is inside me, what is hidden and forbidden, and what I would never be able to touch in reality.
How do you interpret ‘Ready to wear’ in your work?
Clothing is a huge inspiration to my work and defines the narratives and emotions of the feminine dreamscapes I create. I often connect the women in my paintings to a story from my past through what they wear. The selected paintings represent cinematic narratives that have shaped our cultural perceptions of women and correspond to drama, seduction, and temptation.