Zak Prekop | the artist
The artist Zak Prekop
Born 1979, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lives and works in New York, .
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Prekops paintings are notable for their levels of refinement, interiority and sincerity. Even in his larger canvases, the artist conjures an intimate experience for the viewer. Diagetic, almost invisible marks reveal themselves only when viewed at certain angles while the quality of the artists 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…
Its difficult to tell how Prekop has created many of his works just from looking at them, adding to the mystery. Its equally difficult to describe Prekops use of paint accurately without using verbs like scraping or dragging, because doing so wouldnt convey just how delicate the work actually appears. There is something both indescribably tactile and expressly melancholy about many of the canvases, particularly the heartbreaking shade of pale blue used for the exhibition standout, Painted Paper Sculpture (2008).