Charles Moxon


Saturday, November 14, 2015 through
Saturday, December 19, 2015


Saturday, November 14, 2015 through
Saturday, January 2, 2016

Charles Moxon

“My work seeks to find the space between performance and intimacy. This is when I feel someone is at their most vulnerable. It also questions how much we move in and out of this state of performance in our daily lives.”

Charles Moxon’s portraits are reminiscent of 17th‐century Dutch Old Masters, to which he adds the observational detail and hyper‐reality of contemporary photorealism. His use of lighting and fluid paint strokes calls to mind Vermeer, with a similar layering of transparent glaze to create depth. As described by Rankin’s Hunger Magazine, “Charles’ eye for detail, technique and life‐like qualities are astonishing.”

A Quickly Emerging Talent

British artist Charles Moxon was born in 1990, making him the youngest resident artist at Lux this season. He completed his BA with Honors in painting at London’s Camberwell College of Art in 2013. Moxon was short‐listed for the Young Masters Art Prize in 2012 and Open West exhibitions in 2013. He has exhibited in New York, Amsterdam, and London, including the Hurwundeki Gallery in London, and his portraiture has been featured on the BBC, the Independent newspaper, and in Rankin’s Hunger Magazine.

Residency: Portraiture and Performance

Recently, Moxon has begun painting actors and models as a way to explore the theme of performance, both on the stage and in our everyday lives. While at Lux, Moxon plans to continue in this vein by painting a local actor, musician, surfer or other type of performer. His process will include photos and sketches as he works toward a final oil painting.


Join us for Charles Moxon's Studio Series, Thursday, December 3 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Register Here.