In one of a recently posted series of videos from Betty Cuningham Gallery, painter Gordon Moore discusses his work and the experience of being a artist.
Moore notes that over time: "you become very clear about what's essential and what isn't, and gradually that leads to a specific direction, in which the path becomes much clearer for you, much more open and I think that's the one great virtue of staying with something… If you pay attention and you're alert you start making progress…" He continues: "I'm feeling better and better about first of all the opportunities, the possibilities, the expansive possibilities of what I can do with this material - paint - and secondly that what I'm doing is more formed because it's based on… constantly looking and making."
Butler notes that "Juxtaposing dimensional space with drawn and painted shapes, Moore's reductive paintings reflect his interest in the illusions perpetrated by photography and linear perspective. Within a single canvas he combines three or more distinct types of space, using flat shapes of color and drawn lines, some of which are deliberately masked out, others are more randomly intuitive."
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