John Isaacs


English-born artist John Isaacs explores contemporary experience though a variety of media. Each work embodies a dark and cynical sense of humor, mixed with the gothic and grotesque. Isaac’s sculpture, video, installation, photographs and paintings depict an odd spectacle that, in the artist’s words, are: “places we can get lost and the utopias we dream of. The wrong turns we take, directed by ego or fear, and ultimately the way we learn to forget the beauty of the world we live in.” Isaacs is a graduate of Slade School of Fine Art and attended Ecole des Beaux Arts in Dijon. The artist is currently exhibiting with Aeroplastics Contemporary in Brussels and, in October, will exhibit with Museum 52 in London. Last year, Isaacs was included in the Murdeme Collection at the Serpentine Gallery in London and, in 2005, was guest lecturer at The Getty Foundation in Los Angeles. Art in America reviewed John Isaacs’s exhibition at Feign Contemporary Art in 2003.