Xavier Hufkens

Jacob Kassay

Untitled, 2012
Canvas
220 × 47 × 2,5 cm | 86 5/8 × 18 1/2 × 1 inches
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Jacob Kassay’s practice is concerned with experimental and conceptual method and making. Hovering between painting, sculpture and interactive installation, his work is conceived as a response to space. The arrangement of an exhibition and how his pieces interact with the surrounding architecture – and ultimately their audience – is key to understanding the essence of his work. Kassay’s paintings interrelate and form multiple dialogues: with each other, with the space around them and with the viewer. His silver paintings, for example, oscillate between absence and presence. Made using an electroplating technique that references early photography, they are like blurry mirrors that reflect the world around them. The movement of colours across their surface, and changes in the light, subtly and continuously alter the appearance of the works throughout the day. The language of materials is important to Kassay, who pays great attention to form, surface and physicality. Although lacking marks that could be conceived as gestural, a close inspection of his seemingly blank or monotone paintings reveals traces of their making – small incidental marks, or burnt edges, for example. Jacob Kassay’s practice also encompasses film and sculpture.

 

Jacob Kassay studied photography at the State University of Buffalo. Solo exhibitions include PS1, New York (2013) and the ICA, London (2011). The presentation of his work at the Collezione Maramotti in Italy in 2010 received great attention. He first exhibited at Xavier Hufkens in a group show in 2011.

 

Jacob Kassay was born in Lewiston, New York, in 1984. He lives and works in Los Angeles. 


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Untitled, 2012-2014
Concrete
overall dimensions and arrangement to be determined and site-specific

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Untitled, 2012-2014
Bronze
45,7 x 63,5 x 45,7 cm | 18 x 25 x 18 inches each module. 8 modules arranged in a circle of 304.8 cm | 120 inches overall diameter

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Untitled, 2012
Acrylic on shaped supports in white oak frame
Each canvas : 49,25 × 49,75 × 2,25 inches | 125 × 126,4 × 5,7 cm

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Untitled, 2012
Rare pre-primed linen
111,8 × 30,8 × 2,2 cm | 44 × 12 1/8 × 7/8 inches

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Untitled, 2012
Canvas
220 × 47 × 2,5 cm | 86 5/8 × 18 1/2 × 1 inches

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Untitled, 2012
Canvas
29 × 138 × 2,5 cm | 11 3/8 × 54 3/8 × 1 inches

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Untitled, 2012
Acrylic and silver deposit on canvas
122 × 122 × 4,5 cm | 48 × 48 × 1 3/4 inches

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untitled, 2011
Acrylic on linen
2 panels, each panel : 25.5 × 25.5 cm | 10 × 10 inches

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Untitled, 2011
Acrylic on linen, silver deposit on canvas
2 panels, each panel : 25.5 × 25.5 cm | 10 × 10 inches

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Untitled, 2008
Acrylic and silver pedosit on canvas
36 × 25 × 2,5 cm | 14 1/8 × 9 7/8 × 1 inches

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Exhibitions

2012

Jacob Kassay

2011

Group exhibition
Everything You Can Imagine Is Real…