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The Paintings of Charles Alexander Moffat

Canadian artist Charles Alexander Moffat has been painting since childhood, but only began to take it seriously during the 1990s. In his childhood he didn't even like painting because of the poor quality paints and brushes available in schools. Thus his focus was more on drawing and challenging himself to make things look real.

At the age of 10 he drew a portrait of his classmate Aubin Ross for a school project, a surprisingly realistic image which surprised even himself. As years went by he continued to draw portraits, developing a knack for facial proportions and skin/hair tones. Moffat began experimenting with painting portraits during 1998, thus his early works show a marked increase in skill as the years went by.

By 1999 Moffat was taking portrait painting so seriously he began attending York University's Bachelor of Fine Arts program, where he studied painting, sculpture, photography, mural painting, video art, lithography, time-based art and installation art. When he graduated with a Honours BFA in 2003 he had a set record for being the student with the most studio credits.

Since then Moffat has traveled overseas, shown his artwork in numerous magazines, three documentaries and a slew of art galleries. However Moffat's focus has not been on showing on art galleries. Instead he has followed a two-prong approach of showing occasionally in art galleries, but focusing instead on online popularity and representation in the mass media.

Simultaneously Moffat's goals have not been sales. Indeed, he usually prefers not to sell his paintings unless its to an art gallery or to someone who will showcase the artwork in a place where people can enjoy them. Its important to him that his artwork doesn't collect dust in someone's private collection but can be enjoyed by the populace.

Part of this hinges on Moffat's interest in making controversial artwork, promoting his heartfelt beliefs with respect to censorship, feminism, gender issues, gothic culture, religion, scientific research, sexuality and war/pacifism. His more well-known paintings like United States Censorship are only available for sale to publicly owned art galleries. Moffat's more famous paintings are taught in university courses in Canada, the United States, Britain and Brazil.


Shows and Exhibitions
Statler's Lounge, Toronto, Canada (July 10th, 2011)
The Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto, Canada (October 3rd-4th during Nuit Blanche, 2009)
The Jeonbuk National Art Hall, Jeonju, South Korea (May 8th to 16th, 2004)
The Louise Odette Sculpture Centre, Toronto, Ontario (April 1st to 7th, 2003)
York University Open House, Toronto, Ontario (March 6th, 2003)
The Goldfarb Art Gallery (York University), Toronto, Ontario (February 3rd to 7th, 2003)
York University Open House, Toronto, Ontario (March 2000)
The Walkerton Juried Art Show, Walkerton, Ontario (March 1998)
The Annual Durham Gallery Art Show, Durham, Ontario (February 1997)

Galleries
The Ben Navaee Gallery, 1111 Queen Street East, Toronto, Canada
The Jeonbuk National Art Hall, Jeonju, South Korea
The Louise Odette Sculpture Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Goldfarb Art Gallery (York University), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Durham Art Gallery, Durham, Ontario, Canada
The Lilith Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Official SoHo Art Gallery, Geocities Website
The Official Paris Art Gallery, Geocities Website

Media
"Incubus in the Night", commissioned by a TV show pilot in the USA, 2011.
"Reproduction of the Burney Relief", commissioned by the Discovery Channel and Picture Shack Entertainment for the TV show "The Haunted", 2010.
"United States Censorship" appeared in the documentary film "FUCK: The Film That Dare Not Speak Its Name", 2006.
"United States Censorship" appeared as background graffiti in "The Quick & Dirty Guide to Hip Hop" DVD, alongside the image of Barack Obama.
"The Neo-Gothic Art Manifesto" appeared in the 1st issue of the European Art Magazine, 2006.
Appeared in a BBC documentary on Gothic Art.
Appeared in a BBC documentary on Cindy Sherman.
Interviewed by TORO Magazine, "Artist Provocateur", June 2008.
Artwork "Canadian Goth" and "Kat #1" used by the website GothPersonals.ca, November 2008.

Paintings


Above the City - 2000 - $900

Above the Freeway - 2001 - $900

Acts of God? - 2001 - $900

Advertising Criticism #1 - 1999 - $400

Advertising Criticism #2 - 1999 - $400

Advertising Criticism #3 - 1999 - $400

Angela Tarango #1 - 1999 - NOT FOR SALE

Angela Tarango #2 - 1999 - NOT FOR SALE

Assassin in Paris - 2009 - $900

Atalanta with the Head of Orpheus - 2007 - $900

Autostopowicz - 1999 - $800

Bad Vibrations - 2002 - $400

Bald Girl Shaving - 2004 - $1,200

Bald Grrl - 2001 - $900

Canadian Goth - 2004 - $900

Canadian Water Nymph - 2005 - $600 USD

Cancer #1 - 2001 - $500

Cancer #2 - 2001 - $500

Capitalism Perverts Reality #1: 2001 - $900

Capitalism Perverts Reality #2: 2001 - SOLD

Changing People - 2001 - SOLD

Che Guevara Meets Diego Riviera - 2001 - SOLD

Cyborg Blowing Bubblegum - 2000 - $900

Dark Fairie - 2000 - $400

Elevator Scene: Changing Times - 2000 - $900

Eternal Lovers - 1998 - SOLD

Faces of Personality - 1998 - $900 USD

Fantine's Depression - 2002 - $1,200 USD

Fetish: Nails - 2001 - $400

Fetish: Roleplaying - 2001 - $600

Freudian Explosion - 2002 - $900

Gene Machine: Glowing Equality - 2000 - $900

Gene Machine: Kali - 2000 - $900

Greener Grass - 1997 - $400

Goddess of Moonlight - 2005 - $600

Hairy Arm Pits #1 - 2001 - $900

Hallway Lilith #1 - 1998 - MURAL DESTROYED

Hallway Lilith #2 - 1998 - MURAL DESTROYED

Hallway Lilith #3 - 1998 - MURAL DESTROYED

Hallway Lilith #4 - 1998 - MURAL DESTROYED

Hallway Lilith #5 - 1998 - MURAL DESTROYED

Headache - 2001 - $900

Hermaphroditus/Salmacis Series #1: Childhood - 2001 - $666

Hermaphroditus/Salmacis Series #2: Flowers - 2001 - $666

Hermaphroditus/Salmacis Series #3: Crying - 2001 - $667

Hypatia and the Lighthouse of Alexandria- 2011 - $1000

I69 - 2005 - SOLD

Incubus in the Night - 2011 - $600

Jack the Ripper - 2001 - $1,200

Julie #1 - 2003 - $900

Kat #1 - 2001 - $600

Katya - 2000 - $400

Lilith by the Red Sea - 2000 - $900 USD

Lilith Incarnation #1 : Blue Lilith - 1999 - $1,200

Lilith Incarnation #2 : Autumn Lilith - 2000 - $900

Lilith Incarnation #3 : Forest Lilith - 2000 - $900

Lilith Incarnation #4 : Scary Lilith - 2000 - SOLD

Lilith Incarnation #5 : Red Lilith - 2002 - $900

Lion Nightmare #1 - 2000 - $900

Lion Nightmare #2 - 2001 - $1,200

Lion Nightmare #3 - 2001 - $900

Male Taboo Topic #1 - 2001 - $200

Male Taboo Topic #4 - 2001 - $200

Male Taboo Topic #7 - 2001 - $200

Marilith - 2000 - $1,500

Mirage Painting #1: Thinking - 2001 - $900 USD

Oil, Blood and Cleavage - 2003 - $900

Oil Truck - 2003 - $600

Overbeck Reproduction - 2002 - $1,500

Pacifism - 2002 - $900

Pacifist - 2003 - $600

Persephone with the Pomegranate - 2008 - $1,200

Postal Warrior II - 2000 - $600

Protestor - 2003 - $600

Reject - 2000 - $600

Reproduction - 2001 - SOLD

Reproduction of the Burney Relief - 2010 - SOLD

Salmacis in the Rain - 2003 - $1,500 USD

Self Analysis #1 - 2002 - NOT FOR SALE

Self Analysis #2 - 2002 - NOT FOR SALE

Self Analysis #3 - 2002 - NOT FOR SALE

Sexual Blasphemy #1 - 2005 - $1,200

Sputnik - 2000 - $400

Statues of Memory - 2000 - $900

Succubus in Corset - 2001 - $900

Tattoo of Time - 1999 - SOLD

The Cleveland Medusa - 1999 - $900

The Glowing Maid - 1998 - SOLD

The Suited Succubus - 2000 - $1,200

Twelve Faces - 1998 - SOLD

Ungnyeo in the Cave - 2009 - SOLD

United States Censorship - 2001 - NOT FOR SALE

Untitled #3 - 2003 - $1,200

Valeska - 2000 - $1,200

Vertigo - 2001 - $900

Violinist #2 - 2003 - $1,200

Why? - 2000 - $900

Windsurfing - 1997 - SOLD

Sketches


After Thought - 2001 - $150

Athena with Shield - 2001 - $150

Bottle of Femininity - 1998 - $150

Boycott Unocal Oil - 2001 - $150

Burnt Flag - 2001 - $150

Charcoal Back - 1999 - $150

Dream of Gold on Black with White Swirl - 2006 - $150

Dyed Black Hair - 1999 - $150

Eye Brow Ring - 2001 - $150

Fetish: Belly Button - 1999 - $150

Fetish: Neck - 1999 - $150

Fetish: Orange Lips - 2001 - $150

Fetish: Red Dress - 2001 - $150

Freudian Orgasm - 2001 - $150

Hairy Arm Pits #2 - 2001 - $150

Hands in Hair - 1999 - $150

Hands Off - 1998 - $150

Kat #2 - 2001 - $150

Lady of the Lake - 2001 - $150

Mirage Painting #2: Scythe - 2001 - $150 USD

Mirage Painting #3: Crying - 2001 - $150 USD

Mirage Painting #4: Smile - 2001 - $150

Mirage Painting #5: Eye - 2001 - $150

Oh So Serious / Gypsy - 1999 - $150

Ophelia #1 - 2001 - $150

Portrait of Eve #01 - 2005 - $50

Portrait of Eve #02 - 2005 - $50

Portrait of Eve #03 - 2005 - $50

Portrait of Eve #04 - 2005 - $50

Ripple #1: The Girl in the Corner - 1997 - $150

Ripple #2: A Drop in the Bucket - 1997 - $150

Ripple #3: The Love Ripple - 1997 - $900 (Large Sketch)

Ripple #4: Raindrops on Roses - 1997 - $150 USD

Succubus Wings - 2001 - $150

The Glancing - 1998 - $150

The Glowing Violinist - 1998 - $150

The Suited Medusa - 1998 - $150

Quotes

"I enjoy making controversial art, but I also don't like to limit myself to one topic and so I have a habit of embracing anything that is controversial on a variety of topics." - Charles Moffat.

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