Jason Brooks: The Subject Is Not The Subject

Jason Brooks: The Subject Is Not The Subject
Library Shelf Location 18.BROO
Publication Date 2018

Marlborough Fine Art is pleased to present its third solo exhibition with Jason Brooks. It is the artist’s largest show to date and the first time Marlborough has displayed one artist across both floors of its exhibition spaces. Brooks is part of a generation of artists who emerged in London in the nineties to great international acclaim and for over 20 years has made works that explore the ways in which painting has the power to transform the way we see the everyday

In this exhibition, Brooks looks at how the language of painting can take one art object and, via a journey of exploration, turn it into another. The exhibition shows the transformation of three different sources of art: hobbyist paintings collected by the artist from junk shops; 18th century romantic paintings bought at auctions; and composited photo images taken by Brooks of fellow image makers from within his circle of friends.

Through three groups of apparently un-connected works, Brooks unifies a variety of inspirations across all the works in this show creating his own painted language. He uses that unification to tell the story that is at the centre of his work: the subject is not the subject.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an introduction written by Will Self

ISBN 9781909707467
Quantity 1
Pages 88
Author Will Self
Format Hardback
Publisher Marlborough Fine Art (London) Ltd
Related Artist jason Brooks
Categories Painting, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Photorealism (fine arts style), Portraits
Language English

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