Shades of Peculiar: Late-Blooming British Artist Jeremy Moon’s Abstractions Turn Lines into Space

Jeremy Moon, 3D 1 72, 1972, oil on wood, 63 x 86⅝ x 3⅞ inches. ©ESTATE OF JEREMY MOON/COURTESY LUHRING AUGUSTINE, NEW YORK

Jeremy Moon, 3D 1 72, 1972, oil on wood, 63 x 86⅝ x 3⅞ inches. ©ESTATE OF JEREMY MOON/COURTESY LUHRING AUGUSTINE, NEW YORK Jeremy Moon was a British abstract painter who died after a motorcycle accident in 1973 at the age of 39. This exhibition of ten large paintings and one floor sculpture offers a fascinating glimpse into a burgeoning career that ended in mid-brushstroke, so to speak. Moon came relatively late to his calling. He studied law at Cambridge and worked in advertising before he began to think of himself as a full-time artist in the early 1960s. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Moon had never visited this country. Nor had he seen the famous “New American Painting” show of Abstract Expressionism when it visited the Tate Gallery in 1959. Still, he was well abreast of developments in American hard-edge and color-field abstraction, and was clearly able to […]