There’s both an absorbing and a grotesque quality to the paintings of Mow Skwoz. Whether in acrylics or watercolors, Skwoz blends realistic skin tones with geometric abstractions and frames. Her cerebral series of “Inner Peace” works, in particular, appear as writhing and distorted characters.
The artist is currently part of the group show Conjoined Vs. Grotesque at Copro Gallery, curated by Chet Zar and Jeremy Wagner and covered on the HF blog here. As a show that celebrated “the Denizens of the Dark,” Skwoz’s stirring “Inner Peace” work feels right at home. See more of Skwoz’s work below.