Jeremy Moon British, 1934-1974
Moon first studied law at Cambridge University before enrolling for a short time, in 1961, at the Central School of Art and Design, London. The following year he was awarded the Associated Electrical Industries Prize for Sculpture.
Having won the sculpture prize at the Young Contemporary Exhibition in 1962, Moon began to show at the Rowan Gallery in London alongside artists such as Michael Craig Martin, Bridget Riley and Philip King, who described his work as "among the best things being done at that time".
His work was included in prestigious international exhibitions such as London: the New Scene at the Walker Art Centre, USA, 1965, also at the Paris Biennial and Mainichi International Exhibition, Tokyo, both in 1967.
He taught at St Martin’s School of Art and Chelsea Schools of Art, 1963-73.
Jeremy Moon died in a motorcycle accident in 1973, only twelve years after devoting himself to painting full-time. The following year there was a memorial show at Rowan Gallery, London.
In 1976 Arts Council toured a show of his paintings and drawings based on Serpentine Gallery, London.
Moon’s allegiance was to hard-edge abstract painting in which everything was stated unambiguously, and he denied any attempt at representation.
Moon‘s paintings show an interest in formal geometric concerns, but simultaneously achieves a ready wit and playfulness that gives the work a startling contemporary quality.