Cassavetes, John


Jak Beemsterboer

3 Feb 2008
8 Mar 2008

The recent series of work by Jak Beemsterboer consist of portrait collages/drawings, which concern themselves with how our contemporary cosmetic behaviour seems to form one of our most important modern day assurances.

Beemsterboer creates a world of ‘cyborgs’ where figures are composed from disparate parts cut from photos in magazines. Within these collages Jak Beemsterboer draws with great subtlety linear patterns that bolster the structure of the skin and hair in the photos. These fragmented faces form an aesthetic image that at one time intrigue and alienate.