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award-winning australian artist greg moscatt was born and raised in sydney; he studied at the renowned east sydney school of art. his first one-man show was at the ulmarra gallery in new south wales in 1976; other one-man shows followed at irregular intervals, at sites such as la boite in brisbane, and la plage in noosa heads, an australian equivalent of palm beach. his work hung for some time in an exquisite rana palace in the naxal section of kathmandu, nepal. since his arrival on cape cod in 1993, his works have been shown at the spectrum gallery (palm beach and gross pointe), the artists' co-op in dennis, at the provincetown art association, and at the cape cod art association in barnstable.

the peripatetic mr. moscatt has lived, worked, and painted in sydney, brisbane, in the wilds of queensland, and on the spectacular beaches of noosa heads, as well as in hong kong, new delhi, london, and kathmandu.

in order to support his artistic habit (as well as to make up for a strong tendency not to part with his work) he has supported himself as an architectural designer, a draftsman, a designer of hand-painted silk fabrics, a dishwasher, a book designer, and as a gardener. the official residence of the united states ambassador to nepal even today boasts a room that is the product of mr. moscatt’s design.

mr. moscatt, who refers to himself as a “color-in-ist,” considers his work influenced most strongly by artists such as Vasarely and the surrealists.

moscatt’s own work is, quite literally, scintillating. this requires a kinetic art technique of which moscatt is a master: painstakingly, he lays down a fine grid by hand, and then fills in with colors carefully selected for their capacity to interact, move, and attach the attention of the observer, creating an optically-vibrant effect.

his unique drawings, paintings and collages usually contain a strong geometric element, in which the precision of architectural drawing and the shimmering interaction of color combine to create an irresistible movement and sharp definition.

in 1996, mr. moscatt’s “serenade to a rhino” was awarded the cape cod art association's special Juror’s Award of Merit. since then, his fine art has continued to dazzle, delight, mystify, and win acclaim.

australian painter rob jago (who was so taken by mr.moscatt’s work that he arranged its very first exhibition) called the fine art of greg moscatt “rich in fantasy and invention . . . witty, assured, accomplished.”

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Copyright © Greg Moscatt, 2008