Robert Jack - Repercussions of Metal and Water


PRESS RELEASE: Robert Jack - Repercussions of Metal and Water, Sep  7 - Oct 14, 2017

Robert Jackʼs works reflect on microbiological systems and processes, making visible essential aspects of life that are overlooked due to their imperceptible scale. Replication, mutation, and other evolutionary processes have been the main source of inspiration for his paintings and drawings. The artworks featured in the exhibition are primarily fabricated with water and metal as the two essential components. Physically, the pigments are metallic compounds, primarily forms of iron. Water is the solvent for the casein paints. The colors of the pigments are subdued, complex, and earthy, allowing the color to support the structured compositions. The process for his work is slow, made through tiny monotonous marks as if assembling from bits of dust or dirt.

Robert Jack received his BS in Landscape Architecture from The City College of New York in 1994. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States as well as in Japan and Spain. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.