Wednesday, October 5, 2011


collage and pencil drawing spark the composition of Zak Prekop's oil paintings. The artist uses these two non-painting mediums to create nuanced structures, the destabilized geometry, the rambling, gestural creases and the shallow, color-filled ridges that characterize the surface of his paintings.

Prekop's paintings are notable for their levels of refinement, interiority and sincerity. diagetic, almost invisible marks reveal themselves only when viewed at certain angles while the quality of the artist's lines feel introspective and meandering. reinvesting seriousness and the personal into tropes of abstraction, Prekop creates a new form of subdued and cerebral non-representational painting.

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