Jake Lamerton

Artist statement:

Jake is a painter/printmaker who lives and works in London, having graduated from the Slade School of Art in 2016. His practice focuses on using traditional western visual language as a transportive device. For him, the act of painting is the opportunity to build worlds and travel through time.

 

Work statement:

This body of work was born from the desire to articulate the screaming silence of anxiety, which we find particularly relevant today. These scenes use the setting of home, not as a place of safety but as a cage for the tension that resides within. The reduction of the paintings to monochrome is to assert a quietly bleak atmosphere and to heighten emphasis on the pregnant narratives depicted.

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