Collection

Razor Blazer
Robert Jesson

1982

Robert Jesson
b.
14 Nov 1947
Title:
Razor Blazer
Production date:
1982
Accession No:
82/38
Measurements:
2000 x 1000 x 700mm
Media:
Plywood and plaster, lacquered

Collection Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth. Purchased from Monica Brewster Bequest in 1982.

Inspiration for 'Razor blazer' comes from the urban landscape - the colour and aggression of street life. With its punchy title and raunchy angular design, 'Razor blazer' looks like a comic book motif translated into three dimensions. A sense of menace pervaded Jesson's work at this time. Typically his pieces had jagged edges, like teeth, gears or gaping jaws, conjuring up images of tearing, wounding and blood.