Showing a selection of his work from the last year, Steven Moonan's first solo show features a range of artworks that stem from sketchbook work and small photoworks he began to make 10 years ago whilst living abroad. This new body of work is a result of ideas inspired by the experience of living in urban South Korea for 4 years, but also draws on Japanese geometrical graphic art and optics. Several of the works utilise âfresnel lenses' which distort the photo behind them as the viewer's position changes. Other photoworks show images of urban Korea that are only visible at close range, and paintings that consist of graphic repetitive patterns inspired by the geometrical graphic art of Hajime Ouchi.
Steven Moonan (b. 1971 in Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire) lives and works - as an art tutor - in Guildford, Surrey UK. He studied fine art at Coventry university from 1991 - 1994, and recently completed an MA fine art with PgCert higher ed at Kingston university. In his late 20's he left the UK to live and work in Taiwan, South Korea and China for eight years. He has exhibited in the UK and China.
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