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Jack Strange, ‘All fish’, 2011, Cultural Avenue
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Jack Strange

All fish, 2011

Plastic Bags, Water, iPod Touch, Video File with Sound
Location
Frankfurt, Aschaffenburg, Wiesen
About the work
Cultural Avenue
Frankfurt, Aschaffenburg, +1 more
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images taken by Niklas Arnold

images taken by Niklas Arnold

Medium
Mixed Media
Image rights
Jack Strange & Limoncello Gallery
Jack Strange
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.”

Jack Strange, ‘All fish’, 2011, Cultural Avenue
Jack Strange, ‘All fish’, 2011, Cultural Avenue
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About the work
Cultural Avenue
Frankfurt, Aschaffenburg, +1 more
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images taken by Niklas Arnold

images taken by Niklas Arnold

Medium
Mixed Media
Image rights
Jack Strange & Limoncello Gallery
Jack Strange
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.”

Jack Strange

All fish, 2011

Plastic Bags, Water, iPod Touch, Video File with Sound
Location
Frankfurt, Aschaffenburg, Wiesen
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