ORGAN PREVIEW: Chris Moon returns to London and Gallery 46 with Monday Club, a new series of paintings based on the artist’s daily cycle from his studio to London Fields Lido…

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STOP PRESS: The opening night “private view” will now happen this Thursday rather than this Wednesday. We assume this is something to do with a football match… 

Chris Moon returns to London with Monday Club, a new series of paintings based on the artist’s daily cycle from his studio to London Fields Lido. – The first exhibition since 2016, Monday Club is new series of paintings by renowned artist, Chris Moon. Monday Club is based on the artist’s daily journey from his Bethnal Green studio to London Fields Lido in East London. Studies created on a recent bank holiday Monday capture the fleeting mass invasion of park and pool on a single sun-drenched afternoon. Moon’s textured paintings, inclusive of his signature neon palette and deft handling of figure and space, result in a gentle, yet urgent, invitation to join him in this private journey of a recluse; pressed to question his own place in the madness. The studies are the starting point for the exhibition that unfolds across two Georgian terrace houses that make up the excellent art space that is Gallery 46 over in Whitechapel, East London.

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“Chris Moon is a self-taught British, contemporary artist with the unique ability to encompass a variety of techniques through vivid, emotional and at times, distinctly melancholic imagery. Expressed not only through images but the process in which he paints, his works often explore the painful,physical and emotional need for reinvention; resulting in his own mental state laid bare on the canvas. It is his combination of insight and integrity, as well as psychological and emotional force, to the genre of figurative and abstract art that has set him apart from other emerging artists to date. A single painting often receives due attention whilst revisiting and resampling works from the past and present. He has been known to near complete a painting before scraping it back to a single mark and starting again. His works are a journey without a definable end-point – an emotional dialogue if you will, between the self, the medium and the tool, to create new forms in a potentially infinite conceptual and physical process”.

Monday Club is curated by Dr. Nina Pearlman, contemporary art curator, writer and lecturer and museum manager at UCL Culture.

The Chris Moon private view is now on Thursday 12th July 6–10pm , Gallery 46 is found at 46 Ashfield Street, London E1. The exhibition continues 13 July – 18 July, 12–6pm

Organ coverage of the previous show at Gallery 46 – ORGAN THING: Paul Renner and Paul Sakoilsky – This is The Gate of Heaven at Gallery 46, Whitechapel, East London, now that was an opening – This is The Gate of Heaven at Gallery 46, Whitechapel, East London –  “Working around themes of transformation, corruption and conservation, the show presents a banquet of the senses and a magic bullet for these dark times” – we’ve seen lots of Paul Sakoilsky in recent years, his paintings,… read on

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