Last week to see the selection of recent works by Jack Vickridge at Supplement. The exhibition is centred around his new video installation which is his first exploration into moving image. Taking elements of his sculptural and printmaking practice and enacting them within moving image Vickridge continues his on-going concern with the tactile and various physical qualities of materials, residues of actions, and sensitivity to abstract form. Vickridge’s practice often deals with the transferal of material across mediums, devising techniques which aid in the exchange of one visual language for another.
The video consists of a series of manipulations of objects in the artist’s studio. Using Chroma key post-production techniques Vickridge has combined and layered different actions, textures and shapes to create an elaborate interplay of materials accompanied by a soundtrack of physical and atmospheric sounds. The composition rhythmically ebbs and shifts pace and intensities. Here the process of Chroma Key post-production; the application of a green screen paint onto surfaces and objects to be digitally extracted, relates to the negative space utilised in printmaking, where objects form a sort of intaglio on the prepared ground of the green screened surfaces.
Jack Vickridge (b. 1984 Singapore) lives and works in London. Suds is his third solo exhibition with Supplement. Past exhibitions at the gallery include Receiver, 2011 and Fair Play 2008. Vickridge studied sculpture at the Royal College of Art graduating in 2008. Recent exhibitions include: Every bird brings a different melody to the garden at No Format, London (2013); A man is walking down the street… Cristina Guerra, Lisbon; Jack Vickridge & Lizzie Wright, Nicelle Beauchene NY, The Cuckoo’s Underbelly, Bendixen, Copenhagen; James Iveson, Neil Rumming & Jack Vickridge – Christopher Crescent, London (all 2012); 5s, Outpost, Norwich (solo, 2011). He was awarded the SSW 2014 Residency in Aberdeenshire.