About the Book
Saturated with rhythm-generating patterns and inherently directional shapes, the work of British abstract painter Jeremy Moon (1934-1973) subverts the static quality of painting with its formations of perceptible movement.
Best known for his large scale geometric paintings that explore form and space through unmodulated planes of colour, Moon embraced imperfection and incorporated subtle asymmetries to deliberately destabilise the unity of his compositions, further challenging the austerity associated with geometric abstraction.
Jeremy Moon: Free Flight traces the artist's short, yet prolific career from his emergence onto the London art scene in the early 1960s. Alongside critical texts and interviews, this title features an overview of Moon's preparatory drawings, paintings and sculptures, as well as facsimiles of archive materials from the artist's estate.
Moon's hand-drawn inventory of completed paintings and sculptures reveals the importance of drawings as integral components to his artistic process, and as the start and end points in which his experimental ideas took their purest form.