I am Arron Moos
I’m a 20-year-old aspiring photographer who happens to be an absolute audiophile and someone who likes to look beyond the surface… Sometimes I’m really terrible at it while other times I vaguely makes sense.
Having grown up in the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg, I now find myself in Cape Town – my mother’s land (excuse the pun) and the home of my heritage – where I study Multimedia Production at the University of Cape Town.
I’ve always enjoyed the arts and looking back it’s played a greater role in my life and personal development than I’ve previously liked to acknowledge. I’m in a place and space where I’ve tried to expose myself to as much as possible and I’ve found solace in art’s ability and power to break barriers. There’s a universal audience as long as the context is understood.
To me, works of art have become visual stimulations or sensual representations of words, thoughts and feelings, with a somewhat complementary relationship to past experiences. Yet sometimes these works serve no other purpose than to merely exist …let me not read into things too much here.
It takes time for me to fully develop an opinion and articulate myself, so it’s beautiful to me that someone’s work can succinctly convey a simple concept, provoke my thoughts, analyse structures and subject me to a point of view or simply align itself with the idea that not every question needs an answer.
The arts have been my guide for assimilating concepts of ‘how to feel’, ‘how to express’ and helped me develop ideas on how to deal with situations as well as impacted my own ideas of ‘how to live’.
I find myself immersed in a vibrant, diverse and particularly peculiar society – yet I truly enjoy exploring, trying new things and putting myself in new spaces. Given my interests in the arts, it seemed fitting to me to have a blog which becomes concerned with the numerous voices of those seeking to capture images of emotion, create works emanating lived experiences and write their thoughts in the hopes of liberation.
onconcreteandbeyond is then my means of delving into and grappling with this modern lifestyle from an artful and expressive perspective. Sometimes my intention is to supplement or elaborate on my own understanding, other times it is my attempt at acknowledging another perspective on topics or merely a lingual expression of sitting back and saying “hey that’s really cool, I like that”.