Jacob Kassay, ‘Jacob Kassay’, 2013, Robert Fontaine Gallery
Jacob Kassay, ‘Jacob Kassay’, 2013, Robert Fontaine Gallery
Jacob Kassay, ‘Jacob Kassay’, 2013, Robert Fontaine Gallery

Jacob Kassay (American, b.1984) is a painter, sculptor, and filmmaker, born in Lewistown, NY, and currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Kassay often incorporates silver in his paintings and sculptures, ultimately creating mirror-like works that interact with their environment through shifting color and light reflections. Kassay received his BFA in photography in 2005 from the State University of New York, Buffalo. While at Buffalo, he co-founded and directed a performance and exhibition space titled Kitchen Distribution. Kassay has had solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1 in New York, NY; ICA in London, UK; 303 Gallery in New York, NY; Off-Vendome in Dusseldorf, Germany; Art: Concept in Paris, France; The Kitchen in New York, NY; L&M Arts in Los Angeles, CA; and Eleven Rivington in New York, NY; among others.

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About Jacob Kassay

Jacob Kassay creates reflective silver monochromes that reference work by Robert Ryman, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol. “There's no reason that we can't go back to the past and rehash ideas that maybe you thought weren’t complete,” he has said. Kassay has developed a unique process for the production of his works: he coats the front of his canvases in acrylic paint, then uses a form of electroplating to cover them with silver, sometimes burning the edges of the canvas or otherwise leaving them blank to preserve the traditional painting format.

American, b. 1984, Buffalo, New York, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

Jacob Kassay | Untitled, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia

Group Shows on Artsy