Taunton, UK, 1964
Moberly is a multidisciplinary artist based in Barcelona, working mainly in photography and sculpture. He photographically documented the pandemic and found it depressing to have to relive what he had photographed during the day once his images had been downloaded. It was an endless stream of miserable masked people that he found increasingly emotionally draining, so to counteract this he decided to amuse himself by freely creating sculptures, some of which are shown here.
His sculpture has always been made from recycled aluminium, mostly collected from the street. He uses aluminium because he loves the way it looks and he can work on it at night, bending and shaping it by hand without making noise or disturbing the neighbours. Nowadays he buys old aluminium pots and pans on Wallapop because there are so many people looking for scrap metal and it is hard to find. His motivation comes from a burning desire to create, which often arises as a result of having witnessed or seen something that he needs to capture.
Above all, he wants to make beautiful work and have a good time doing it. He wants people to be able to touch it, to ask questions, to be moved and/or inspired by it, even to be disturbed by it? Or just learn something new, like what a pangolin is and why it is endangered.