Through a negotiation/abstraction of materials with suggestion towards the key features of the photographic and the artwork, Jack McCombe’s practice is pointed towards the position at which we see something in nothing: seeking to account for how we define ourselves beyond immediacy. His outcome is often an attempt at highlighting the limits/potentials of physicality inherent to materials, where he makes reference to (and the manipulation of) certain elements within both the photograph and the art object: the frame, space, transparency and re-presentation.
Jack McCombe completed his BA(hons) Fine Art – Photography from the Glasgow School of Art (2016) after previously transferring from the Photography programme at Edinburgh Napier University. Thus, his work firmly circulates around the photographic medium where a philosophical engagement with the object is central to his practice, however, finding a resolve in sculptural works. Recent exhibitions and achievements include: The Newbery Medal (The Glasgow School of Art’s highest accolade for most outstanding student); selected artist for They Had Four Years, Generator Gallery Dundee (2017); Parallel Dimensions, group show at The Laureston Arches (2016); A Something Out of Nothing, GSA Fine Art Degree Show (2016); co-founder of G_Aye (Glasgow Arts Festival) (2016); Being On Time (Again), Glasgow (2015/16); Not From Concentrate, Group Show at Fleming House, Glasgow (2015)