Although Jack Reilly is best known for his abstract paintings, he also works across the boundaries of abstract and representational painting with complex shaped canvases that integrate the genres of figurative art and abstraction. These multi-faceted pieces address numerous issues combining modernism and classicism along with historical and social narrative. Recognized by art critics as 'quintessentially postmodern,' Reilly explores this combination with a unique approach to addressing conceptual and visual aspects of contemporary painting.
Reilly's Convergence Period works are an eclectic mix of abstraction, representational painting, classical, historical and popular imagery combined with richly textured surfaces, cast bas relief and mosaics, all on a singular-level shaped canvas. These pieces simultaneously comment on a variety of artistic issues ranging from post modernism to aspects of popular culture, politics and the human condition.