Richard Moon’s portraits are creepily disturbing, as though the sitters have no idea the results will be such as they are. Features are exaggerated and colours distorted, yet the subjects gaze in pleasure at the thought of being immortalized. There is a soft focus to further add to the odd aspects of these portraits. One does not know whether to laugh at the homely side of these beauties, or to feel sorry for them. After all, they do look awfully cheerful.
Artist: Richard Moon
Richard Moon is exhibiting at the Mark Moore Gallery in Santa Monica as part of the New London School exhibit until May 10.