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Jack Strange

British, b. 1984

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Jack Strange

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British, b. 1984

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Conceptual artist Jack Strange plays with human perception and emotions, transforming everyday objects into surprisingly beautiful, subtly disturbing entities. In his sculptures, installations, videos, and photographs, Strange animates the inanimate. In Good Haircut/Bad Haircut (2011), for example, he topped two identical dirt mounds with an assortment of small flags and gave each mound a “mouth” made out of neon tubing, one upturned like a smile, the other downturned like a frown. For Distinguishing Feature (2008), Strange mounted a solitary clay cast of a human mole on an otherwise blank gallery wall, metaphorically transforming the latter into human skin; in the same exhibition, he showed _g_ (2008), an installation consisting of a lead ball placed on a Mac computer’s “G” key, typing an unending stream of the letter. Strange’s eclectic practice is best explained as the realization of his aphorism, “the logic of no logic can be quite logical after all.”

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Biography

Conceptual artist Jack Strange plays with human perception and emotions, transforming everyday objects into surprisingly beautiful, subtly disturbing entities. In his sculptures, installations, videos, and photographs, Strange animates the inanimate. In Good Haircut/Bad Haircut (2011), for example, he topped two identical dirt mounds with an assortment of small flags and gave each mound a “mouth” made out of neon tubing, one upturned like a smile, the other downturned like a frown. For Distinguishing Feature (2008), Strange mounted a solitary clay cast of a human mole on an otherwise blank gallery wall, metaphorically transforming the latter into human skin; in the same exhibition, he showed _g_ (2008), an installation consisting of a lead ball placed on a Mac computer’s “G” key, typing an unending stream of the letter. Strange’s eclectic practice is best explained as the realization of his aphorism, “the logic of no logic can be quite logical after all.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze
Articles Featuring Jack Strange
My Highlights from Frieze London
Oct 11th, 2013
My Highlights from Frieze London
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