Observer Review

One can see that these are the problems uppermost in the mind of a young abstract painter from the work of three artists who happen to have exceptionally distinguished first exhibitions in London at the moment – Jeremy Moon at the Rowan Gallery, and Tess Jaray and Marc Vaux at the Grabowski. Each of Moon’s pictures is an original visual idea, a self-sufficient, inexplicable emblem – a circle intersected by a wavy line, four vertical leaf-like forms, a row of lozenges and a ribbon. He is prodigal with his images: instead of painting in series, as most artists would, he prefers to make one definitive statement of each motif. A feeling for symmetry and order, for what can be clearly stated – all this emerges from Moon’s painting, together with a certain lack of grace in the handling.