Robert Jacks at the NGV

Seeing such a complete collection of Robert Jacks in one space was profound - evident in the prolific body of work. He has seemingly weaved his way through the decades with an academic determination. His artworks are deliberate, mathematical and serene. There is a sense of resolution with each one and his exploration is evident. The influence of Braque and Picasso is so obvious in his early works and he carries off the homages successfully and without any apology to their saturation in his work. He is the master of ownership. Its a really exciting exhibition to see.