‘The central preoccupation in Moon’s painting has always been, it seems to me, the attempt to use colour meaningfully in a wholly non-representational and progressively non-illusionistic context’ (C. Harrison, ‘Jeremy Moon's Recent Paintings’, Studio International, 1968, p. 86).
Jeremy Moon was a pioneer of British abstract art and part of a new generation of avant-garde artists that emerged in London during the 1960s. His visual language has a strong geometrical basis, with his compositions often displaying a juxtaposition of bright flattened colours. From 1964 he also began to experiment with shaped canvases. Moon enrolled at the Central School of Art in 1961 and taught simultaneously at St Martin’s School of Art and Chelsea School of Art from 1963 until his life was tragically cut short by a motorcycle accident in 1973. He exhibited extensively at Rowan Gallery during his short life and was also included in several seminal group shows, such as the Young Contemporaries at the RBA Galleries in 1962, London: The New Scene at the Walker Art Centre in 1965 and Recent British Painting - Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Collection at the Tate Gallery in 1967. His work is featured in many eminent collections including Arts Council, London; Tate Gallery, London; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon and Albright-Knox, Buffalo.