Process is at the core of Jack Tanner’s practice, creating highly structured and carefully rendered artworks composed from a system of thought. The mathematically informed discoveries are revealed through an abstract visual dialogue. Using a variety of materials (in this case re-purposed pozi screws), Tanner creates these optical explorations which combine both the movement of physical form and colour.
Viewing his practice as a journey, a new generation of ideas are conceived through the act of making and drawing. Tanner’s previous works, along with numerous working drawings are the story behind the fabrication of future constructions. Using the act of making as a form of discovery illustrates the importance of working manually, rejecting the notion of mechanical procedures. Throughout the production process, the manual execution of each bespoke, hand-made piece allows for enough time to gain the key knowledge required to inform future pieces.
The element of play present within the production process is coherent with the incorporation of wit in the titles of certain pieces. Often sitting between two and three-dimensional forms, the constructions frequently enforce an active response from the viewer, with perception being a focal point of the inquiries pursued.
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