Andy Moses: In Search of the Sublime
JD Malat Gallery
June 10 through July 16, 2022
By LORIEN SUÁREZ, June 2022
Andy Moses’ upcoming show “In Search of the Sublime”, curated by Sean Scully at JD Malat Gallery in London, opens on June 10. The exhibition comprises a collection of paintings that, through a push-pull between a representation of reality and illusionary abstract space, finds perceptual resonance with le joie de vivre. As Shana Nys Dambrot noted, (Moses) “manipulates thickness instead of brushwork, motion instead of gesture to replicate both natural and transformational process, forcing idea and matter into a conscious collaboration. Moses is evolving; reaching toward an essential way…to convey…those moments in nature when the convergence of abstract aesthetics and emotional possibilities approaches the sublime”. It’s a creative awareness that James Hayward saw as a transition from “searching to finding” in his artwork. Peter Frank observed, “In Moses’ work, space is curved and not curved, endless and depthless, invisible and optically all-encompassing.” The concaved rectangular, flat hexagonal, and circular canvases reveal unending vanishing points of infinite comprehensiveness. Therefore, the artist conveys a metaphysical invitation drawn visually from his paintings.