Born Brisbane QLD, 1992 Lives and works in Coolum Beach QLD
Jack MacRae is an emerging painter primarily focused on abstraction, his work reveals a clear focus on investigating colour, form and materials. He deftly creates hand-cut collages using coloured paper as well as abstract colour field landscape paintings.
Harmonious floating forms and shapes intersect with bold planes of colour in his large landscape paintings that offer a flattened perspective of the world. Inspired by travels into nature, Jack distils the colours, sensations and moods from his expeditions to produce dream like works that beckon with their gentle lines and soft curves. An exploration of materiality and space is key to Jack’s practice and his hand-cut collages are skilful examples of this.
Jack brings his studies in architecture to his art making and although he has only recently commenced regularly exhibiting his paintings, they are quickly receiving acclaim. His work is held in private collections and he has undertaken artist residencies in Murwillumbah, Iceland and Amsterdam.