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Jack Strange

Jack Strange Fat Laptop

Fat Laptop 2009, Computer and lard,
Image courtesy of Dirk Lackmann, Maribel Lopez Gallery, Berlin


The apparently commonplace lies at the core of Jack Strange’s practice. His output encompasses sculpture, videos, works on paper and photographs, and playfully draws on a demotic vocabulary that cuts across high and low, culture and nature. A laptop might be forced open by a wedge of fat, or a flapping plastic bag snagged like a strip of skin. His juxtapositions and misappropriations seem to render the mundane insecure by subtly raising the anxiety level of stuff until it begins to slink round corners.

Jack Strange was born in 1984 in Brighton. He studied at Northbrook College, Sussex and then the Slade School of Fine Art, London, graduating in 2007.

Selected exhibitions

2010
2009
2009
2009
2007
2006
2005

2005
2005
2005
2005
2004
2008
2003
2002
2002
2001

2007
2000
1999
1999

2006

Profusion, Beacon Art Projects, Calke Abbey, Derbyshire (forthcoming)
A Stranger’s Window, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham
Emily, Callum, John, Grace, Elizabeth, Paul, Frieze Art Fair, London
Not Really, Maribel Lopez Gallery, Berlin
In The Pines, Limoncello, London
Pete And Repeat, 176, London
Retro Pulfer, Alexandre Singh, Jack Strange, An Evening of Performances,
The David Roberts Art Foundation, London
Just Around The Corner, Caja Madrid, Madrid
Ventriloquist, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Wallowing, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Seeing The Light, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Fuck You Human, Maribel Lopez Gallery, Berlin
New Mourning, Meet Waradise, New York
Past Forward, 176, London
The Stupidest Thing Alive, Moot, Nottingham,
Remember A Future Past, Royal College of Art, London
Took My Hands Off Your Eyes Too Soon, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
I Can’t Think of Anything, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne




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Adam Gillam
Wayne Lucas
Elizabeth Rosser
Jack Strange
Esmeralda Valencia
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