MARC STRAUS is pleased to announce that on the occasion of the New York Art Week 2014, we will be exclusively presenting the work Woman and Child (2010) by Australian artist Sam Jinks (Born 1973, Bendigo, VIC, Australia). Jinks will exhibit with MARC STRAUS in November 2014.
Jinks characterizes his human geography with a hermetic presences, frozen in their most intimate and quiet fragility, the body is reduced to the purest form of expression. In these figures, all the details become necessary to the reading of the work, a fold of skin, a wrinkle, a pose, a sign of the times.
The phenomenological dimension of the human condition, in constant tension between body and soul, between life and death, dominates the entire corpus of the artist’s work. In Woman and Child the fierce combination coexists in two subjects, one that is most dear to the artist: that of an an elderly woman holding a newborn in her arms.
Woman and Child was part of the exhibition PERSONAL STRUCTURES: Time, Space and Existence, at the Venice Biennial 2013 (Palazzo Bembo, Venice) and now is exclusively on view for the first time in the United States at MARC STRAUS.
SAM JINKS lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. His work is included in The Kiran Nader Museum of Art, Dehli, India; the Museo Escultura Figurativa Internacional Contemporaenea (MEFIC); the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Collection, Victoria, McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Victoria and Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria; Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton. Among his most important exhibitions: PERSONAL STRUCTURES: Time, Space, Existence, La Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo Bembo (2013); Sam Jinks: Body in Time, Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton and touring Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore (2012); Double Vision, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin (2011); Truth and Likeness, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (2006/2007).