Notorious for his huge sculptural projects, painting is an integral part of Killick’s practice; Fuelled by instinct and immediacy his paintings depict a multitude of forms that reoccur throughout his sculptural practice.
Grounded in an anti-monumental tradition Killick is preoccupied with the relationship between objects and the space that surrounds them. His unique sculptural understanding of the world permeates his paintings that exhibit a ‘breaking-down’ of space. Freed from the confines of reality, paper and board become a space for chance as he creates unlikely compositions within the painting, with disregard for the laws of physics tower structures and lumpen masses balance precariously or appear suspended in mid-air.
The resulting works are fluid and incredibly dynamic, making bold use of colour as a means of expression. Heavily stylised; abstract forms are rendered in flat blocks of colour, rejecting a superficial narrative in favour of a synthesis of thought, feeling and poetic imagination.
Jack Killick (b. 1985, London, UK) lives and works in London. Killick studied at the Royal Academy, London (2013-2016). Recent exhibitions include: Society, Chalton Gallery, London (2019); Jack Killick, LUNGLEY, London (2019) [solo]; Engine, Picnic, London (2018) [solo]; Night Out, Chalton galley, London (2018); Collapse II, Burlington Gate, London (2018) [solo]; Strike Site 2 curated by Sacha Craddock, Backlit, Nottingham (2018); Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne and Block 336, London (2017); FARCE with Neill Kidgell, Lychee One, London. (2017) Question Centre presents Jack Killick/Gerard Taylor, Studio RCA Riverlight, London. (2017); Strike Site curated by Sacha Craddock, Pi Artworks, London. (2017).