John Mark Moore
is a South African artist
whose passion for wildlife and natural heritage visually fuses themes of spirituality and mysticism. John is a Master Printmaker
and has also held teaching positions at Crawford College in Lonehill, Wits Technikon, St. Andrews School, St. John's College and Parktown College. He assisted Philippa Hobbs
as a technical printer, from 1993 to 1996.
John Moore's art
In addition to depictions of wildlife
and the plight of endangered species, his work often also includes references to Southern Africa's ancient San- and Koi- bushman rock painting
heritage. He represents nature from a conceptual
point of view. His style contains elements of the surreal
, tension between esoteric polymorphism
and traditional naturalism
which he believes allows the viewer to find their own interpretation of the work and allows it to speak to them personally.
Having grown up in Johannesburg
and spending many holidays in the bush, his interaction with the wildlife led to a growing desire to produce wildlife art depicting their interaction in nature. He chose the printmaking medium because it enables one to produce editions and therefore is accessible to more people.
He has donated funds to World Wildlife Fund
(WWF) and Endangered Wildlife Trust
(EWT) and has created specific works for charity fund raising, e.g., Red Nose Day where the work was used as advertising on signboards throughout South Africa. He has also done a commission for Life Line.... Read More