Unruly Gallery is proud to present Jasper Daniel Kerke, first solo exhibition.
Kerke’s creative roots can be found in the world of graffiti. Where graffiti is normally associated with urban culture and material – surfaces like city walls and trains are the preferred media for graffiti writers – Jasper Daniel Kerke is intrigued by nature and all its complicated processes. ‘I’m fascinated by how nature is constructed. Within my work I always try to create a situation where the visual outcome is a combination between my input and the way the natural material reacts to it.’
Although creatively formed by doing graffiti for years, Jasper Daniel Kerke's recent work can't be connected to graffiti directly. His interest for new materials and techniques made him explore various art forms. His Amsterdam based studio is filled with uncommon materials like rubber latex, soap and a wide variety of inks, which he uses to create his abstract pieces. The use of these materials isn't a coincidence: 'My biggest source of inspiration is nature. I'm always looking for new materials, I want to find out what their qualities are. This inquiry in materials is what pushes me to explore new ground, it's how I found my own visual language.'
After graduating from Rietveld Academy and fine-tuning his peculiar creative techniques for years, Kerke is now ready to show his series of paintings and pictures. They will be on exhibit at Unruly Gallery 15 and 16 June 2013. Opening Friday 14 June 17:00 - 20:00.