by Ariadna Zierold
Artist and designer Matt W. Moore took a new approach with his latest work, SHADOVVS. During a 2 month stay in Oakland, CA, and a 2 week residency within 886 Geary Gallery, Moore constructed a new body of work that fuses his bold, graphic, op-geo vocabulary with extruded mosaic forms that bring the works to life in three dimensions.
The series is activated by the angle and intensity of the light source, be it a deliberate directional lamp, or the natural curve of each day’s sun cycle. Symmetries and depth are revealed in a spectrum of proportions, and color palettes are expanded upon, into numerous parallel hues revealed by the shadows.
The exhibition is made up of five parts, each having their own concept and look. There is a four piece series of purely symmetrical, colorful compositions, a series of 12 square works that reflect Moore’s signature graphic skills but in 3D, a series of greyscale cut-paper mosaics that led to this new way of working, an extra large construct made up of five, colorless pieces that explore light and shadow, and finally a large mosaic, white-on-white mural composed of the same shapes used in the rest of the work.
All images via the artist.