Sunday, 16 February 2014

Sarah Moon 'About Colour' Exhibition 2014

A show not to miss this February is Sarah Moon’s exhibition at the Michael Hoppen Gallery. Opening 20th February it will showcase some of her new aswell as older colour carbon prints. Her work is beautiful and the alternative printing process really suits her work. I spoke to Todd Gangler recently who prints her work and he says this new work is the best he has ever printed. The process is very labour intensive, to learn more about this challenging teachnique see this collection of video's here.  If you like the look her imagery  its worth checking out her set of books ‘12345’ which is now in its second printing, it’s a favourite of mine and although quite expensive is worth it.

Fashion 5, Gaultier, 1998,© Sarah Moon,Colour Carbon print 57 x 74cm

L’Express Styles, Sarah Moon, Colour Carbon print 57 x 74cm
  Foudroyé en plein vol, août 2013, © Sarah Moon,Colour Carbon print 57 x 74cm

 Additional Information 

It is difficult to summarise Sarah Moon's fantastical photography - almost thirty years of image making has made Sarah Moon a legend in her own lifetime. Well known for her personalised commercial and editorial work since the early 1970s, Moon has continued to investigate a dream world of her own invention, without repetition or compromise. For more than thirty-five years, Moon’s heart-stopping fashion images have bucked every so-called commercial trend, from the need to establish eye contact – it is only rarely there – to the belief that the most alluring fashion photograph must be glossy, even hyper-real. ‘About Colour’ brings together new, old and unseen works, photographed exclusively in colour.

 “I think of colour as more of a common language. More generous, more open, not transposed, the language of the real. When I shoot flowers or any still life, or fashion, colour forces me to be more abstract, I have to make the effort to transpose it, in order to get closer to what it was that first impressed me’

 ‘For me, black and white is closer to introspection, to memories, to loneliness and loss, I don’t see the same in colour – it’s another language, a living language.” -

 Sarah Moon 2008 ‘About Colour’ follows Moon’s major 2013 exhibition ‘Alchimies’ at the Muséum National D’Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

Further images and  info go  here