Newspaper, Paint, and the Great Kyle Mosher

Kyle Mosher is an artist and designer from Canada residing in Boston, MA. He is inspired by a range of artists including: Picasso, Braque, Rauschenberg, Cezanne, Eduardo Recife (Misprinted Type) and the Dadaism movement. With his take on Synthetic Cubism and Dadaism, he tries to merge the “superficial” world of pop-art with the classic-but-sometimes-stale traditional world of fine art.

Mosher brings together a mix of wet and dry media to create collage/cut-paper art and illustrations in both analog and digital mediums. He has gathered a large collection of old magazines, newspapers, and books, and attempts to use every last piece of paper in his work. Much of the source material dates back to the early 1900s, donated to him by a former Harvard archivist. Mosher finds color extremely important, and tends to utilize a cohesive signature color palette although he may deviate slightly depending upon the project and client.

Mosher’s fine-art work has been described as enigmatic. In his art, he uses seemingly random objects and typography to create visually appealing and cohesive works, with the goal of evoking a response or creating an emotional connection to the viewer. Most, if not all, of his work contains a music reference. Whether it’s the portraits of influential musicians found in his Portrait Series, referencing lyrics to songs and placing them into a work, or even naming a piece based on song lyrics.

When creating a portrait, Mosher carefully selects someone who inspires him through their music, style, or personality. He listens to their work while creating, and attempt to tie in things that fit his idea of who they are and what they express. Mosher says, “I love when society and traditional standards say someone should not be doing something, and they excel at it.” Everyday he sets out to create unique artwork that has a definitive style while staying true to both his artistic morals and himself.

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