A colour drunk re-imagining of the last 60 years of art, steeped in technology, that nods & winks at the various attempts by Modernist art to reinvent itself.
When this style of post-war abstraction that emerged in the 1950s, the French critic Michel Tapi√©¬†described it as “un art autre” – Art of Another Kind. He saw an art based on the irrational, that was a rejection of all forms existing previously.
Moore’s slant is not rejection but bu more an ‘orgiastic critique, feeding high art through finger painting, spiking the colours, bringing the other kind in. Guston scurries around in the back of one picture; Frank Stella slashes the foreground of another. Willem de Kooning is never far from view. These pictures are as intelligent as they are fun. They have, like the best of TV Moore’s work, a laughing decoy that obscures complex questions about preciousness and relevance’.
TV Moore¬†Daze of being Wild¬†// Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in Sydney – July 26 – August 18,2012
2012 will see Moore return to America, taking up residency in SoHo New York taking part in the invitation-only Location One studio program. The Location One International Residency Program‚Äôs unique structure allows advanced career artists to interact and converse with established art professionals and curators who are at the top of their career.
His work from the¬†Colour Drunks¬†series will also be on display at Kalimanrawlins as a part of The New Fair August 2 -,2012 – Melbourne‚Äôs newest boutique art fair inspired by international smaller-scaled fairs such as Liste, NADA and Zoo. The New Fair features Kalimanrawlins, NYC’s Foxy Productions, Hopkinson Cundy and Michael Lett (NZ) as well as art bookstore Perimeter Books.
IMAGES – (c) TV Moore
Porky in Wackyland : 150 x 126cmBret Easton Ellis: 125 x 173cmFuckface: 87 x 63cmKnocking Shop: 80 x 60cmThe Swimmer : ¬†173 x 123Scanners 1981 : 77 x 70cm