Jacob Kassay



Jacob Kassay

Past: February 23 → April 6, 2013

On the occasion of the show, Jacob Kassay presents a series of abstract paintings with silver metallic surfaces.

Jacob Kassay’s pieces play, both litteraly and figuratively, with notions of opacity, reflection and transfer. His monochromes are chemically produced and electro-plated in silver. They give themselves off to the spectator thanks to the interactive perceptibility that operates when he places himself in front of them to perceive his own reflection. The smooth and shiny surface of these paintings is somehow temporarily altered by the spectator’s passage. Far from being loss, this alteration is to be understood in the sense of “musical inflection”, a shifting of the light level and source that influence the work much in the same way as a sharp or a flat could modify the pitch of a musical note. The juxtaposition of an ensemble of paintings is as important as the light reflection and opaque denseness of the reflected environment.

Caroline Soyez-Petithomme — Traduction Frieda Schumann
  • Opening Saturday, February 23, 2013 6 PM → 9 PM
03 Le Marais Zoom in 03 Le Marais Zoom out

4 passage Sainte-Avoye

75003 Paris

T. 01 53 60 90 30 — F. 01 53 60 90 31



Opening hours

Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM

The artist

  • Jacob Kassay