oil on canvas with thoughts about the " ah ha " moment hence the title " abstract zen". Zen, too is about that all elusive moment of clarity.
“Each piece represents hope”. While he trained under Joseph Beuys and Gerhard Richter in Germany, Moody’s work is reminiscent of that of his professors, though certainly not replicating. Moody works with a squeegee as his brush, layering paint and eliminating elements as he goes. Because he works from top to bottom and side to side, most work has more than one orientation, meaning it can be hung in any direction the viewer prefers.
Abstract Zen #236
Oil on Canvas and Wood
48 H x 36 W x 1.5 in
Harry Moody received his formal training as an artist at the Frankfurt Stadel Fine Art Academy, Frankfurt, Germany. He majored in Free Painting under the Professors Johannes Schreiter, Thomas Bayrle and Josef Beuys. In 1986, also at the Stadel Academy, he was introduced to the works and philosophies of the then residing Professor Gerhard Richter who eventually profoundly influenced the artistic direction that Moody was to embark on.
Throughout his professional life, Harry Moody has pursued a dialogue concerning art ideals and the necessity to express oneself artistically. He has exhibited at the Stadel Museum Frankfurt, the Landes Museum Wiesbaden, at the Untitled Gallery Los Angeles, the Burr Gallery, Burbank & Fresh Paint Art Gallery, Culver City LA .
Harry Moody’s Abstract Paintings were recently included in the collection “ Abstract America” for Saatchi Online, curated by Rebecca Wilson, a Director at the Saatchi Gallery London.