Published by Royal Academy of Arts. Text by Mel Gooding.
British abstract painter Mick Moon (born 1937) makes paintings and prints that deploy a wide variety of media and techniques in complex and intriguing layers. More recently, Moon has begun to incorporate photographic elements and textural materials such as wood and cloth into his work, combined with ink and paint. In this publication, Moon’s first monograph, the well-known British art historian Mel Gooding provides an authoritative account of the artist’s work and a definitive overview of his career to the present day, arguing that Moon is one of the most important artists of his generation. Mick Moon offers readers the chance to discover this conceptually and materially sensitive artist and his absorbing paintings—works that, as Gooding puts it, “demand attention, a constant movement of the eye and mind from surface to image, from layer to layer of matter.”