Review from The Queen

20 July 1966


Jeremy Moon at the Rowan Gallery, is having his third exhibition there and in one huge painting, which is virtually a solid field of yellow, has made a considerable breakthrough. His work has hitherto been tough, clear, sharp, but rather costive, in feeling, making statements about flat fields of colour with small, hard incidents and accents placed often at the corners in a way which seemed lively but not enlivening. His big yellow painting, under the surface of which, as it were, a slow tide of curves pulses from one side to the other, changing the density of the yellow as the pressure build up, is something quite different from the earlier work, without any of its brittle, intellectual tone. It looks as though it could release just that largeness and warmth that this intelligent painter has most needed.