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He is best known for his painting United States Censorship and his controversial paintings. Charles Moffat's "Lion Nightmare 2" from Early Life Charles Alexander Moffat was raised by farming parents along with two sisters.
As a child Moffat had recurring nightmares about lions. These dreams would later inspire three lion nightmare paintings, like the one on the right which includes a self-portrait of himself at the age of 7.
Incidentally, the town of Teeswater where Moffat went to primary school in Ontario has a lion fountain near the town library which Moffat says this particular piece is about. Children would stick their head inside the lion's mouth to drink from the fountain. During his early years Moffat aspired to be an archeologist, a writer and even thought about going into the RCMP.
During his teenage years his love of metal sculpture and acrylic painting developed. Highly political even in his teenage years Moffat wrote a fictional story about an assassin readying himself to kill Jacques Parizeau Premier of Quebec from toduring Quebec Referendum who had been hired by his own political party the Parti Quebecois.
The short story with its daring plot and surprise ending the reader doesn't learn who the assassin's target is until the very end won notoriety and earned Moffat the dubious title of "Most Likely to Assassinate the Prime Minister" during his graduation from Walkerton District Secondary School.
Education Moffat studied painting, sculpture, photography, lithography, drawing, mural painting, installation art and art history at York University and became highly influenced by the photography of Cindy Sherman. During his years at York University he also studied gender issues and feminism.
His artwork during this period dealt primarily with issues of gothic culture, sexuality, gender and feminism. Following September 11th Moffat returned dramatically to his political roots, creating his now iconic painting "United States Censorship" which has since appeared in a documentary about American censorship.
Butchart and focused on painting. He also participated in a Community Art Co-op during which time he painted murals for the town of Walkerton. Charles Moffat's "Mirage Thinking" from Artistic Career After graduating Moffat traveled overseas and settled in Jeonju South Korea for a year where he made a photography series about the Korean demilitarized zone.
It was during this time that Moffat became more involved with video art and began "The Fear Americans" series in which he satirizes and pokes fun at the Bush Administration and American fascism. In Moffat returned to Toronto Canada where he began a new series of paintings.
Moffat enjoys and is shocked by his moderate amount of success and fame, as fans of his work frequently ask him to do interviews for school projects and essays about his work, magazines and even video documentaries about his work.
He has even attracted a small following of art groupies who copy his work or go out of their way to promote his work.A Director Prepares is a thought-provoking examination of the challenges of making theatre.
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