Mick Moon

1937 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Mick Moon is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in the United Kingdom. Mick Moon was born in 1937. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Caulfield, Norman Ackroyd, Gillian Ayres and David Hockney.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Mick Moon's work is available for viewing at Cristea Roberts Gallery located in London, the United Kingdom. Mick Moon's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Solo Exhibition at Cristea Roberts Gallery in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 26 June 2019 until 30 July 2019.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Britain has been an essential centre for artistic production for centuries. While it accrued tremendous wealth from colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural influences of other countries and continents. In the contemporary era, Britain had been largely overshadowed by the influence of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late nineteenth century, Britain became a significant focal point in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a major movement setting the tone for artist-led organisations, groups and organisational co-operative types that would later become into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Ground-breaking artistic movements that characterize British modernism include for instance Vorticism, comprised of artists associated with the Bloomsbury group. Some notable British artists of the modern and contemporary era include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego - and in more recent years the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Chris Ofili and others.

Further Biographical Context for Mick Moon

Born in 1937, Mick Moon was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many prominent artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the foundations for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Mick Moon

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