Black Stone and Red Pebble by Seong Moy

Black Stone and Red Pebble by Seong Moy

Black Stone and Red Pebble

Seong Moy

Title

Black Stone and Red Pebble

 
Artist

Seong Moy

  1921 - 2013 (biography)
Year
1978  
Technique
color relief print 
Image Size
29 3/4 x 20" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
30/50 II (from a second edition) 
Annotations
titled, lower left 
Reference
Syracuse 16 
Paper
Japanese hosho 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
18837 
Price
$1,800.00 
Description

Chinese born Seong Moy (1921-2013) came to the US (Minnesota) when he was 10. Moy worked in the WPA and studied with Hans Hoffman in 1940 and at Atelier 17 with S.W. Hayter in New York, working in a combination of abstracted Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. Moy's work, though abstract in its composition, drew on the calligraphic imagery of the Chinese language.

For this late abstract expressionist composition, 'Black Stone and Red Pebble', Moy again used his favorite printmaking medium, color relief. The artist's use of the tiny dot of red focuses the observer's attention to the center of the composition

A detailed description of Moy's methods of printing and addition biography can be found in David Acton's "The Stamp of Impulse: Abstract Expressionist Prints", Worcester Art Museum, 2001 on page 198.