The best exhibition yet by the young British artist Jack Tanner has opened at the Woolff Gallery at Fitzrovia, demonstrating Jack’s mathematical prowess using screws and paint with intricate precision to create three dimension graphic, geometric and optical works. The window of the gallery is covered with Jack’s trademark screw heads and, inside, his early flowing works creating the forms of curving flowing murmurations of starlings are now supplemented with a whole range of new works that use mathematical geometries, graphics and sequences to create a variety of forms, some of which almost reflect the optical illusions of M C Esher.
It is amazing to think of the patience and skill which Jack brings to his work, every screw fixed and coloured with incredible precision. The current exhibition shows how he has now developed this skill. The interesting question is what will he do next….