I was at the opening for the show and the paintings hold up when you view them up close. They function very well as abstract landscapes. I still can’t figure out how he handled the paint. The colors were amazing and the surface of the larger pieces were nearly flawless. I also quite fancied the concave canvasses …. something different. If you’re in the area check out the show.
William Turner Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA, 90404
Show runs from October 23-December 4, 2010
A Los Angeles-based artist with a unique take on color and the relationship between space, shape and light. Andy Moses paints with pearlescent pigments on concave canvases, which cure inward like the old Cinerama movie screens of the 1950′s. The effect harnesses light and causes the painting to shift in depth and contrast as the viewer moves around it. Moses also works with convex canvases, which utilize an outward curve, causing his pearlescent colors to shift and change as different amounts of light hit the surface at any given point.
“All the work I’ve ever done has always been about interacting with natural processes and then reacting to what those natural processes do. So it’s a constant back-and-forth process until the painting is finished” Moses Explains.
Excerpt from “Andy Moses”, Art and Living, 2009