About Jessica Moritz, publications and interviews
Updated: Mar 26
2021 started with colors, new ideas, collaborations and New publications about my work and my practice.
Here's some sneak peak and links to recent publications that you can browse and enjoy.
On Saatchi online:
DISCOVER 100 ARTISTS WHO ARE CHANGING THE CONVERSATION
For far too long, the traditional art world has been slow to recognize the achievements of artists of color, women artists, and those working outside of major art centers or without a formal art education. But at Saatchi Art, inclusion has always been part of our DNA. To celebrate our continuing commitment to equity and equal representation, two-thirds of the artists featured in this special edition catalog are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color, and more than half are women. At Saatchi Art, we believe highlighting these voices means adding more creativity, inspiration, and beauty to the world. Join us in discovering 100 of the most talented emerging artists making work today.
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Artist Spotlight, interview on Return on Art
With her vibrant work, Jessica Moritz aims to create a sense of order and calm in the chaos of everyday life. Inspired by the captivating qualities of light, the artist creates carefully balanced geometric objects that provide the viewer with an almost hypnotizing, immersive experience. Sustainability is central to Moritz' artistic practice. The artist works with reclaimed materials which she gathers on her trips and subsequently transforms to give them new life and purpose.
Q. Your work takes on many different forms and formats - could you take us through your creative process?
A. In my practice, there are key elements such as color, light, shapes, letters, and space. Each of them help me to create a format that express the vision I have and is a tool to make the viewer part of this vision. Most of the time, I start by creating color harmonies and cutting shapes, a reductive process that aims to keep only what is relevant. The observation of light is also a key step in the creation of my work. For example, the Light Torus series was made based on my observations of light and my personal reflections on the lockdown situation. I started by observing light and creating color harmonies for each piece. I would study sacred geometry and see how this can be applied to architecture and our current situation. The first Torus I made was on canvas. After seeing the piece on the wall, I understood that the shape itself needed to be the base of the painting and that the gesture of cutting and recycling was essential to my process. Each step of the process is part of the message and brings the artwork closer to my initial vision.
Read the full interview here
Discover the exclusive collection of Torus On Return On Art here
Art book of sunshine
by Noemie Hamon on Cent magazine
And God said, “Let there be light: and there was light” in the early part of creation according to the bible was The Sun, the very core of our world. This light from the sun gives birth and makes everything possible. Indeed, this star is a sign of hope, health and vitality. It nurtures nature and creates incredible landscapes. These landscapes highlighted by the sunlight have also been a source of inspiration for humans, from our beginning to the present day. Meanwhile, the Sun became a cornerstone of our world largely represented in paintings and photos. From cave paintings to modern artworks, imagine if there was a book about the meeting between art and light. We have created, in our mind, a book on this very subject and highlighted a few key chapters of this story. Discover more about this history in these extracts from our Artbook of Sunshine.
Read full article here
Op Art: Illusory Devices and Optical Manipulations
curated by Tessa Lillis On Canvas, Saatchi Art Blog
It is unsurprising that Op art, based upon its very name, is an extremely visually recognizable art movement. Op art, or optical art, is predominantly based upon exploring the limits of optics, and is largely recognizable through its use of geometric shapes and lines in conjunction with stark contrasts in color. These elements consequently create optical effects, illusions of depth, or even vibrations in the artwork.
Read full Blog Post here