Opening Friday 28th October until December 4th.
Artists talk Sunday November 6th at 3pm.
This new body of work draws together processes and ideas from his cross-disciplinary art practice to reveal a considered search for ‘authenticity’ in Rak’s work. While seemingly minimalist, the work has gravitas, made possible through a deep conceptual engagement with technique and the refinement and articulation of his core creative interests.
Through the artwork, Ben Rak plays with the notion of a hierarchy and chronology of painting over printmaking; in this case, which comes first, the painting or the print? He also plays with the idea that the artist’s ‘mark-making’ is intellectually based instead of incidental or accidental. Rak directly challenges the audience to consider the intention of the artist and to examine what is contained and conveyed through the work.