These surreal and somber landscapes by British artist Suzanne Moxhay are made by using an early 20th-century photomontage technique called matte painting. By mixing her original photography with historic archival images, she creates delicate, unsettling masterpieces.
Her subject matter is interiors of urban decay; long abandoned mansions and buildings that seem to be in the process of returning to nature. Right up House Crazy Sarah’s alley!
The technique Suzanne uses gives the images a dynamic film-like quality that juxtaposes the heaviness of time with an ethereal feeling.
Suzanne’s method of creation was derived from the early filmmaking technique where backdrops were painted on sheets of glass that would then be integrated with filmed footage.
Suzanne sources her material from an archive of collected images from mid 20th century books and magazines and her own photographs and paintings.
The results are these mystifyingly beautiful narrative images that are like dark, epic fairytales.
Suzanne Moxhay lives and works in London. She has a BA in Painting from the Chelsea College of Art as well as a post-graduate Fine Arts diploma from The Royal Academy Schools.
She’s had her work exhibited nationally and internationally since 2002 and her art is held in many significant public and private collections.
Wouldn’t it be amazing to have one of these haunting images on your wall?
House Crazy Sarah is smitten!
For more information about Suzanne Moxhay and her work, see the links below.