‘A fortunate stroke within the realm of Contemporary Art: nothing is passé, only recycled. This takes on a literal connotation with Dutch artist Jesse Faber. Resurrecting the technique and mystery of the Dutch Golden Age has been seen before through the lenses of traditional painting and photography in the last six decades, but Faber’s unique vision includes the oft-forgotten materials in which masterpieces are transported and protected. Faber paints directly onto the surfaces of cardboard boxes, with diagrams of proper handling and words like ‘fragile’ showing through the stoic sitters of the early 17th century. A potent reminder, courtesy of Faber: what is old is new, what is new is soon historic.’ Robert Fontaine, gallery director, 2012
Jesse Faber was born in the Netherlands in 1973. Faber is professionally trained as a painter, filmmaker and actor. He graduated Cum Laude from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague in 1999. Faber’s work has been shown in The Hague, Amsterdam, Paris and Miami. His work is represented by the Look for Art Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands & Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami,USA. Faber lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
We will show Jesse Faber’s Recycled Rembrandt paintings for the first time during KunstRAI in Amsterdam. He will also be represented by Robert Fontaine Gallery on the Scope Art Fair during Art Basel. And Art Basel Miami 2012.
Jesse Faber will have a solo exhibition at Look for Art Gallery in November 2012.
You can also come to the gallery to get his work.
ArtLog Magazine about Jesse Faber:
Faber’s elegant reproductions of Dutch masterwork-esque portraits on sheets of shipping cardboard are double negatives: the stark knowledge of each work as a “fake” masterpiece and the printed “fragile” and “this side up” advisories are indications of the works as, at their core, objects.
Sources: jessefaber.nl, Artlog Magazine, Robert Fontaine Gallery, De Jakhalzen, DWDD