Zak Prekop, ‘Transparency with Black Red and White’, 2015, ESSEX STREET

About Zak Prekop

One of the new group of painters who have a casual, off-hand aesthetic, Zac Prekop makes challenging paintings with such a deft, light touch that they are often barely discernible. Sometimes called non-paintings, Prekop’s images are like hints or traces—they look visually confused and deceptively thin. On closer inspection, nearly imperceptible layers of monochromatic paint delineate grid structures and subtle color fluctuations that sometimes generate the illusion of light. Although Prekop’s endeavor may seem half-hearted and tentative, he elegantly captures the uncertainty and disappointment of his generation.

American, b. 1979, based in Chicago, Illinois

Group Shows

2013
BAM
BAM+NADA Portfolio at NADA Miami Beach

Fair History on Artsy

2015
Shane Campbell Gallery at MiArt 2015
2014
Shane Campbell Gallery at NADA Miami Beach 2014
2014
BAM at NADA New York 2014
2013
Harris Lieberman Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong 2013