Jason Gregory

MFA

Events

I present transitional events, hybrids of physical and emotional experience concerned with states of crisis and transformation. There is a deep connection with the infinite and interconnected elements of natural and urban landscapes, in abstraction, they mutate into reflections of the unknowable.

The paintings suggest a liminal, in-between space preceding a threshold event, in many works the paint becomes a structurally ambivalent mass, created through repeated negation and re-application of paint. Although unintentionally seductive, areas of active paint appear as blooms of colour moving into existence, suggesting a revelation of things hidden. This was however not a conscious thought in the creation of the work, rather a unplanned outcome of the making.

Unthinking actions play a significant role in the creation of my paintings, through the act, the work becomes a source of ontological enquiry, where do we retreat when our reality is in flux or crisis?

The vertical stripes are used to create a sense of connectivity, they also represent the cyclical, carrying narrative from one work into the next, an implied constant.

I often reference landscapes that associate with spiritual events which I document through semi-representational drawing and photography on location. I take inspiration from many painting genres including, traditional Chinese landscape, abstract expressionism, English romantic, and provisional painting. I employ contemporary apocalyptic rhetoric and related philosophy forming a totality in the creation of works

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Other Exhibitors:

Merran Singh Dubb

Merran Singh Dubb

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Giuliano Premier

Giuliano Premier

"In Praise of Folly - a polyptic of 6 canvases accompanied by a bronze figure (reminiscent of a motif repeated in each canvas). The work is inspired by a seminal essay of the same title, first published in 1511 by Erasmus; in which personified Folly narrates, using...

Chih-Ning Chang

Chih-Ning Chang

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Jason Rouse

Jason Rouse

"I am a multi-disciplinary artist creating work exploring conflict, community, immigration and simulation through the skewed view of contemporary internet culture. My work can take the form of computer games, sound, video, paintings and digital objects. For this...

Nigel Ash

Nigel Ash

The installation shows the object from Nigel Ash's Excavation mounted for display to the general public. The extent of the object that can be seen projecting above the base measures 40 cm x 40 cm x 112 cm. The site of the original Excavation was behind CSAD opposite...

Sam Kitcher

Sam Kitcher

"My work originally started as a method to raise awareness about the challenges that people with autism face. The artwork was always representational and initially took the form of static creations, such as sculptures. This did not convey the full meaning of my work...