Jeremy Moon
Trellis 1962

Artwork details

Artist
Jeremy Moon 1934–1973
Title
Trellis
Date 1962
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1384 x 1067 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1974
Reference
T01841
Not on display

Display caption

Trellis could be considered Jeremy Moon’s first grid painting. Moon was included in the Young Contemporaries exhibition in London the same year and began teaching at Chelsea and St Martin’s schools of art. In this work the use of a white grid and contrasting black dots makes both elements appear to float free of the yellow field. Although Moon frequently created optical effects he avoided the more overt Op art techniques practised by artists such as Bridget Riley.

May 2007

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