Jack Strange
b. 1984
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Jack Strange

For Example

2012

LED flashing writing boards in four parts

each 27.56 x 19.69 inches; 70 x 50 cm

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Jack Strange

A Gorilla Called Kiwi

2011

ink on paper in 4 parts

14 x 10 1/2 inches; 35.6 x 26.7 cm each framed

11 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches; 29.5 x 21 cm each unframed

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Jack Strange

A Gorilla Called Kiwi 

2011

ink on paper in 4 parts

14 x 10 1/2 inches; 35.6 x 26.7 cm each framed

11 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches; 29.5 x 21 cm each unframed

DETAIL - A

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Jack Strange

A Gorilla Called Kiwi 

2011

ink on paper in 4 parts

14 x 10 1/2 inches; 35.6 x 26.7 cm each framed

11 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches; 29.5 x 21 cm each unframed

DETAIL - GORILLA

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Jack Strange

A Gorilla Called Kiwi 

2011

ink on paper in 4 parts

14 x 10 1/2 inches; 35.6 x 26.7 cm each framed

11 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches; 29.5 x 21 cm each unframed

DETAIL - CALLED

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Jack Strange

A Gorilla Called Kiwi (detail - Kiwi)

2011

ink on paper in 4 parts

14 x 10 1/2 inches; 35.6 x 26.7 cm each framed

11 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches; 29.5 x 21 cm each unframed

DETAIL - KIWI

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Jack Strange

All Fish

2011

ipod touch, plastic bag, water

15 x 8 x 4 inches; 38.1 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm

Duration: 3 minutes, 19 seconds, looped

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Blues Avocado, Classical Date, Pop Plum, Electronic Olive, Jazz Nectarine

2011

acrylic, string, headphones, avocado pit, date pit, plum pit, olive pit, and nectarine pit

installed dimensions variable

Edition of 1; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Blues Avocado, Classical Date, Pop Plum, Electronic Olive, Jazz Nectarine

2011

acrylic, string, headphones, avocado pit, date pit, plum pit, olive pit, and nectarine pit

installed dimensions variable

Edition of 1; 1 AP

DETAIL

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Jack Strange

Consciousness Combi 1

2011

flatscreen monitor/DVD combination, single-channel video, acrylic, water, elastic fibers

31 x 18 1/2 x 12 inches; 78.7 x 47 x 30.5 cm

Edition of 1; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Consciousness Combi 1

2011

flatscreen monitor/DVD combination, single-channel video, acrylic, water, elastic fibers

31 x 18 1/2 x 12 inches; 78.7 x 47 x 30.5 cm

Edition of 1; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Fennel

2011

neon, soil, stainless steel

32 1/2 x 67 x 37 1/2 inches; 82.6 x 170.2 x 95.3 cm

Edition of 1; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

"What Would They Feel?"

2011

c-print on corrugated plastic, flatscreen monitor/DVD combination, single-channel video

overall installed dimensions: 64 1/2 x 45 x 107 inches; 163.8 x 114.3 x 271.8 cm

duration: 6 minutes, looped

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

"What Would They Feel?"

2011

c-print on corrugated plastic, flatscreen monitor/DVD combination, single-channel video

overall installed dimensions: 64 1/2 x 45 x 107 inches; 163.8 x 114.3 x 271.8 cm

duration: 6 minutes, looped

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

One Hundred Dollar Bill

2011

$100 U.S. bank note collage on paper

12 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches; 31.8 x 43.8 cm (framed)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Five Dollar Bill

2011

$5 U.S. bank note collage on paper

12 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches; 31.8 x 43.8 cm (framed)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Five Dollar Bill

2011

$5 U.S. bank note collage on paper

12 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches; 31.8 x 43.8 cm (framed)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

DETAIL

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Jack Strange

Twenty Dollar Bill

2011

$20 U.S. bank note collage on paper

12 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches; 31.8 x 43.8 cm (framed)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Twenty Dollar Bill

2011

$20 U.S. bank note collage on paper

12 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches; 31.8 x 43.8 cm (framed)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

DETAIL

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Jack Strange

Elizabeth's Hair

2010

£5 note cut-outs, collaged and mounted on card

24 1/4 x 17 3/8 inches; 61.6 cm x 44.1 cm (framed)

23 3/8 x 16 1/2 inches; 59.4 cm x 42 cm (unframed)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Elizabeth's Hair

2010

£5 note cut-outs, collaged and mounted on card

24 1/4 x 17 3/8 inches; 61.6 cm x 44.1 cm (framed)

23 3/8 x 16 1/2 inches; 59.4 cm x 42 cm (unframed)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

DETAIL

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Jack Strange

Worried Couple

2009

cardboard, nails

overall installed dimensions: 13 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches; 34.3 x 31.8 cm

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Jack Strange

£2815

2008

single-hole punch-outs from GBP notes

19 x 21 1/2 inches; 48.3 x 54.6 cm (framed)

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Jack Strange

Plastic Bag

2008

digital print

4 x 6 inches; 10.2 x 15.2 cm

Edition of 5; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

g

2008

lead ball

1 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches; 3.8 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm

edition of 5; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Does Five Years Mean Nothing to You?

2008

Mac computer and audio track

11 x 15 x 20 1/2 inches; 28 x 38 x 52 cm

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Jack Strange

Spunk

2008

white card mounted to black card

13 7/8 x 10 3/8 inches; 35.2 x 26.4 cm (framed)

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Jack Strange

For The Greenman (With The Curst Sons, Alpha, Giovanni Manzini and Mr Clack)

2008

4-part DVD installation with sound

Duration: approximately 4 minutes each part (looped)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

For The Greenman (With The Curst Sons, Alpha, Giovanni Manzini and Mr Clack)

2008

4-part DVD installation with sound

Duration: approximately 4 minutes each part (looped)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

STILL

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Jack Strange

Another One Again

2008

sconce, plastic hanger

13 x 17 x 7 inches; 33 x 43.2 x 17.8 cm

edition of 3 + 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Tree Stump

2010

digital print

33 x 46 inches; 83.8 x 116.8 cm (image)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Church Roof

2010

digital print

32 x 47 inches; 81.3 x 119.4 cm (framed)

30 x 45 inches; 76.2 x 114.3 cm (image)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Stunt Doubles

2007

looped slide projection

dimensions variable

edition of 3, 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Spinning Beach Ball of Death

2007

motor, paper and wood

1 inch diameter

edition of 1; 1AP

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Jack Strange

Rachel

2007

wood and paper

5 x 1 x 1 inches; 12.75 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm

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Jack Strange

For Example

2012

LED flashing writing boards in four parts

each 27.56 x 19.69 inches; 70 x 50 cm

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Jack Strange

A Gorilla Called Kiwi

2011

ink on paper in 4 parts

14 x 10 1/2 inches; 35.6 x 26.7 cm each framed

11 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches; 29.5 x 21 cm each unframed

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Jack Strange

A Gorilla Called Kiwi 

2011

ink on paper in 4 parts

14 x 10 1/2 inches; 35.6 x 26.7 cm each framed

11 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches; 29.5 x 21 cm each unframed

DETAIL - A

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Jack Strange

A Gorilla Called Kiwi 

2011

ink on paper in 4 parts

14 x 10 1/2 inches; 35.6 x 26.7 cm each framed

11 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches; 29.5 x 21 cm each unframed

DETAIL - GORILLA

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Jack Strange

A Gorilla Called Kiwi 

2011

ink on paper in 4 parts

14 x 10 1/2 inches; 35.6 x 26.7 cm each framed

11 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches; 29.5 x 21 cm each unframed

DETAIL - CALLED

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Jack Strange

A Gorilla Called Kiwi (detail - Kiwi)

2011

ink on paper in 4 parts

14 x 10 1/2 inches; 35.6 x 26.7 cm each framed

11 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches; 29.5 x 21 cm each unframed

DETAIL - KIWI

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Jack Strange

All Fish

2011

ipod touch, plastic bag, water

15 x 8 x 4 inches; 38.1 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm

Duration: 3 minutes, 19 seconds, looped

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Blues Avocado, Classical Date, Pop Plum, Electronic Olive, Jazz Nectarine

2011

acrylic, string, headphones, avocado pit, date pit, plum pit, olive pit, and nectarine pit

installed dimensions variable

Edition of 1; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Blues Avocado, Classical Date, Pop Plum, Electronic Olive, Jazz Nectarine

2011

acrylic, string, headphones, avocado pit, date pit, plum pit, olive pit, and nectarine pit

installed dimensions variable

Edition of 1; 1 AP

DETAIL

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Jack Strange

Consciousness Combi 1

2011

flatscreen monitor/DVD combination, single-channel video, acrylic, water, elastic fibers

31 x 18 1/2 x 12 inches; 78.7 x 47 x 30.5 cm

Edition of 1; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Consciousness Combi 1

2011

flatscreen monitor/DVD combination, single-channel video, acrylic, water, elastic fibers

31 x 18 1/2 x 12 inches; 78.7 x 47 x 30.5 cm

Edition of 1; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Fennel

2011

neon, soil, stainless steel

32 1/2 x 67 x 37 1/2 inches; 82.6 x 170.2 x 95.3 cm

Edition of 1; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

"What Would They Feel?"

2011

c-print on corrugated plastic, flatscreen monitor/DVD combination, single-channel video

overall installed dimensions: 64 1/2 x 45 x 107 inches; 163.8 x 114.3 x 271.8 cm

duration: 6 minutes, looped

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

"What Would They Feel?"

2011

c-print on corrugated plastic, flatscreen monitor/DVD combination, single-channel video

overall installed dimensions: 64 1/2 x 45 x 107 inches; 163.8 x 114.3 x 271.8 cm

duration: 6 minutes, looped

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

One Hundred Dollar Bill

2011

$100 U.S. bank note collage on paper

12 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches; 31.8 x 43.8 cm (framed)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Five Dollar Bill

2011

$5 U.S. bank note collage on paper

12 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches; 31.8 x 43.8 cm (framed)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Five Dollar Bill

2011

$5 U.S. bank note collage on paper

12 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches; 31.8 x 43.8 cm (framed)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

DETAIL

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Jack Strange

Twenty Dollar Bill

2011

$20 U.S. bank note collage on paper

12 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches; 31.8 x 43.8 cm (framed)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Twenty Dollar Bill

2011

$20 U.S. bank note collage on paper

12 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches; 31.8 x 43.8 cm (framed)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

DETAIL

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Jack Strange

Elizabeth's Hair

2010

£5 note cut-outs, collaged and mounted on card

24 1/4 x 17 3/8 inches; 61.6 cm x 44.1 cm (framed)

23 3/8 x 16 1/2 inches; 59.4 cm x 42 cm (unframed)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Elizabeth's Hair

2010

£5 note cut-outs, collaged and mounted on card

24 1/4 x 17 3/8 inches; 61.6 cm x 44.1 cm (framed)

23 3/8 x 16 1/2 inches; 59.4 cm x 42 cm (unframed)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

DETAIL

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Jack Strange

Worried Couple

2009

cardboard, nails

overall installed dimensions: 13 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches; 34.3 x 31.8 cm

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Jack Strange

£2815

2008

single-hole punch-outs from GBP notes

19 x 21 1/2 inches; 48.3 x 54.6 cm (framed)

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Jack Strange

Plastic Bag

2008

digital print

4 x 6 inches; 10.2 x 15.2 cm

Edition of 5; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

g

2008

lead ball

1 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches; 3.8 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm

edition of 5; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Does Five Years Mean Nothing to You?

2008

Mac computer and audio track

11 x 15 x 20 1/2 inches; 28 x 38 x 52 cm

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Jack Strange

Spunk

2008

white card mounted to black card

13 7/8 x 10 3/8 inches; 35.2 x 26.4 cm (framed)

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Jack Strange

For The Greenman (With The Curst Sons, Alpha, Giovanni Manzini and Mr Clack)

2008

4-part DVD installation with sound

Duration: approximately 4 minutes each part (looped)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

For The Greenman (With The Curst Sons, Alpha, Giovanni Manzini and Mr Clack)

2008

4-part DVD installation with sound

Duration: approximately 4 minutes each part (looped)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

STILL

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Jack Strange

Another One Again

2008

sconce, plastic hanger

13 x 17 x 7 inches; 33 x 43.2 x 17.8 cm

edition of 3 + 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Tree Stump

2010

digital print

33 x 46 inches; 83.8 x 116.8 cm (image)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Church Roof

2010

digital print

32 x 47 inches; 81.3 x 119.4 cm (framed)

30 x 45 inches; 76.2 x 114.3 cm (image)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Stunt Doubles

2007

looped slide projection

dimensions variable

edition of 3, 1 AP

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Jack Strange

Spinning Beach Ball of Death

2007

motor, paper and wood

1 inch diameter

edition of 1; 1AP

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Jack Strange

Rachel

2007

wood and paper

5 x 1 x 1 inches; 12.75 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm

Biography

Jack Strange’s work recontextualizes and re-imagines the functions of everyday objects and ideas in a manner that is humorous, clever, surprising and at times revelatory. Forging unexpected relationships between both ready-made and hand-made objects, the artist invites new meanings and interpretations of their uses that challenge human logic and the limits of human consciousness at large. Frequently, his work uses humor as a bridge to new understanding, providing an experience of what might be termed the internal logic of absurdity – the moment between fright and comedy when one does not fully recognize or understand something. Peeling back our preconceptions, Strange’s sculptures, drawings, videos, photography and mixed-media installations transform the mundane into the marvelous while addressing issues of creative identity, repetition, perspective, language, technology, biology and nature.

Born in 1984 in Brighton, England, Strange currently lives and works in London. He received a BFA from London’s Slade School of Fine Art in 2007, and has since exhibited his work throughout Europe and the United States.


The artist’s most notable presentations include Within Seconds, a solo exhibition at the former Arthouse at the Jones Center in Texas (2011), along with group exhibitions at Sammlung FIEDE – Schlachthaus in Aschaffenburg, Germany (2013), Guimarães 2012 CEC, Asa Factory in Portugal (2012), V22 Workspace in London (2012), Zabludowicz Collection in London (2011), Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2011), Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery in the UK (2010), and the Royal Society of British Sculptors in London (2010), among others.
 

Exhibitions
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9 January - 8 February 2014
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Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
27 September - 3 November 2013
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Deep Down
27 October - 22 December 2011
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The Contemporary Austin, TX (formerly Arthouse)
9 April - 10 July 2011