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Richard Moon lives and works in London. He studied at Camberwell College of Art and at The Royal Academy Schools, London. He has shown nationally and internationally and his work is held in several private collections.

 

AFTER REALISM

GiG Munich

Gallerie im Gartenhaus

Baumstr. 11, 80469 München, Germany

12.3.16 – 15.4.16 (opening on 12.3.16 between 3pm and 6pm)

After Realism brings together five artists, who in the face of contemporary challenges persist in making representational images. Liane Lang, Richard Moon, Maria Thurn und Taxis, Gavin Tremlett and Youjin Yi work with the twofold difficulty of representing reality. First brought to the fore by a previous generation of artists, this consists of, on the one hand, an increasingly absent sense of what reality may be. Long mediated through the photographic and digital imagery, in its present commodified form reality retreats ever further behind a multitude of touch screens. On the other hand, art has since lost its privilege place in the task of representation.

In their work, Liane Lang, Richard Moon, Maria Thurn und Taxis, Gavin Tremlett and Youjin Yi reclaim some of the lost ground of representation, but in a manner that is alternately teasing, earnest, hostile, careful and funny.