Aidan Moesby is a socially engaged artist working primarily with text.
Moesby’s process is based around dialogues and conversations. These may be spoken, observed or creative. His work is further informed through the imagery and rituals – the repetitive and mundane – which we use to create and make sense of the everyday. Focused on memory and identity both from a cultural and personal viewpoint, he is fascinated by how we communicate and connect.
From a research-based approach to relationships between people and place – often through the distillation of intimate, concealed histories – he produces text based responsive interventions in which the works serve as the pivot/axis/catalyst for a personal or communal exploration through an internal or socially active/engaged conversation.
He utilises a range of media to execute his work, employing sensitivity to the nature and function of the location. The context dictates which material/s he uses and how he fabricates. The way in which we experience places and spaces, both physically and emotionally within varying timeframes/activities is a major influence. Buildings, as people, have both public and hidden aspects. His work explores the notion of what is concealed and what is revealed – through deliberate choice and unavoidable accident.
The process is as much a part of the work as the finished object. Whilst he enjoys working with traditional methods, such as letterpress, where the presence of the hand is very much in evidence his latest works are driven by the fusion of the process within the digital and public realm.