TESS JARAY Encounter Suite (Encounter, Panta Rhei, 16, Mistral and Truth) 1979
I first became aware of Tess Jaray’s work back in 1990 when I was teamed up with a company called London Contemporary Art. We bought a lot of our inventory from the Slade School of Fine Art where Tess Jaray taught from 1968 to 1999.
That English location also served as a display location for Jaray’s avant-garde work. I never forgot her simply direct subjects as they have a way of staying with you!
Long story short, I did not encounter her work until finding her in this treasure-trove of art that you are experiencing here. Jaray’s ‘Encounter Suite’ is a museum quality portfolio and I believe a good investment… – M.J.