Robert Jacks 'Still Life - Cityscape'

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Robert Jacks represents one of Australia’s most esteemed and distinctive abstract artists. From selling out his first solo exhibition in 1966, spending ten-years on a self-described ‘international internship’ in New York and Canada through to a major retrospective at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2014, Jacks’ spent a lifetime fine-tuning his visual language.

‘Still Life – Cityscape’ is an original watercolour on paper. It is dated 1981, one of a series of works Jacks created about metropolises. For him, whether Sydney, Melbourne or New York, cities were furnaces of cacophonous energy. Here, he distills this energy through shards of kaleidoscopic colour – pink, blue, green, purple, and grey.

The same year that this work was created, Jacks reflected in an interview that he felt he knew where he was the first time, “I can use any colour I want. I can use any shape I want. I can do whatever I want.” This confidence infuses 'Still Life – Cityspace', an image that twinkles with wonder, rhythm, and life.

Jacks enjoyed an illustrious career, entering all and exhibiting across national collections. For admirers of the artist and abstract art Jacks’ ‘Still Life - Cityscape’ is as collectable as it is elegant, intelligent, and joyful.

Robert JACKS (1943 - 2014)
'Still Life - Cityscape' 1981
watercolour on paper
Image Size: 26 x 26 cm
Dimensions: 62 x 55 x 3 cm
Signed: Signed 'Jacks' and dated in lower right corner.
Comes with Letter of Provenance

Condition: Excellent
(c) Robert Jacks / Copyright Agency