Thursday, 24 October 2013
Jack Sutherland is a young painter whose work I really love. Over the last few years he has been mainly concerned with modernist architecture and its relationship to abstract painting but recently natural forms have been appearing in his paintings in the form of boulder-type rocks. The piece above, 'Touch' (an atypically sober title for Jack who is a master of the obscurantist appellation: 'Syzygy' or 'Banzare' anybody?) is typical of his new imagery. In its collision of rocky form with overlaid sci-fi geometry it makes me think of Erich Von Daniken's 'Chariots of the Gods' and all that far out 'God was a spaceman' 70s thought. Jack's work is always poised, crisp and delicious - I am a fan. Next month he is in a group show at Bermondsey Project in London entitled 'ALTER//SHIFT//CONTROL' which runs from the 14th to the 30th of November. I urge you to visit.