Mead Carney, in conjunction with Samsung, is proud to present ‘Strata’, an exhibition of new paintings on canvas by artist Jeffrey Kroll from September 24th to October 4th 2014.
The exhibition will present groundbreaking artworks combining mobile photography with painting: the first use of mobile photography in the service of fine art. The new works by Kroll are a visual drama: a subtle and deceptive interaction of painting and digitization and a fusion of monoscopic space from the eye of the camera and stereoscopic space from the vision of the painter.
The use of mobile photography in tandem with painting is an unprecedented innovation. The power of painting imbues the digital medium with a deeper, more profound resonance. Jeffrey Kroll is the first solo visual artist to be supported by Samsung. It is Kroll’s intention to humanise the digital format and bring it under the control of a painterly sensibility. In a world saturated with digital reproduction, ‘Strata’ reintroduces the hierarchical force of painting.
Acclaimed American printmaker Ken Tyler, who has worked with artists from Lichtenstein to Hockney and has exhibited at the Tate Modern, was quoted recently: “The marriage of new technology and ideas with art techniques that are as ancient as civilisation itself; this is a dichotomy ideal for artistic collaborations. The art business isn’t doing enough to celebrate and combine the technology of digital imagery with the power of the human hand. Yet there are great possibilities, maybe even the greatest artistic opportunities lie ahead.”
New York born Kroll is based in California and the UK. He has exhibited at the Louvre, Le Carrousel de Louvre, the Saatchi Gallery, the Velan Foundation of Contemporary Art, Turin and many others. His works are included within many important private and institutional collections worldwide.
Kroll was an official artist of the 2012 Olympic Games and was invited to launch the Cultural Olympiad.
The Times recently described his work as “striking, colourful and beautiful”, by Tatler as “extraordinary and beautiful” and by the eminent art critic Anthony Hayden Guest: “Kroll conducts us through a shifting space, which is phantasmagoric but as “real” as geometry or physics, enabling him to make paintings of haunting beauty”.