Skye Jamieson is a Canberra based artist who graduated from the ANU School of Art in 2017. Jamieson works with painting, drawing and print-making practises. She is interested in water and the incessant appearance of blue in a developed environment; its constancy amongst rubbish. The artist often works in immediate ways on canvas and paper in reflection to found objects.
Image: Skye Jamieson Vicks Vapour Drops in a Carpark 2018, pigment, oil paint on canvas 120cm x 100cm
After a resent personal loss I entered a period of introspection/retrospection where I reflected on my 30 years as a painter. I subconsciously began gathering those elements and themes I love about the medium and revisiting them from a more personal perspective as I worked towards this exhibition.
My journey began with a series of portraits exploring male beauty, especially that of the queer male through representations of his allure and his power. All the while looking at a wider range of influences from the modern cultures of fashion and advertising to the historic influences of romanticism, symbolism, loss and love.
This then lead me to the landscapes of the classical romantic vocabulary - ephemeral vistas given layers of meaning with each layer of paint. They were also setting these works in a modern context heavily influenced by artists Claude Lorrain, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Eugene von Guerard, and Tom Roberts.
I hope you enjoy these thematic works, influenced by modern fashion/culture and 19th century romanticism, and I invite you to create your personal narrative whilst viewing.
Image: Gerald Jones Untitled (detail) 2018, photograph by Brenton McGeachie
Image: Dierdre Pearce Parataxis 2 (detail), 2018, collage of found images and artist's photographs on paper, 42cm x 59cm, Photograph Brenton McGeachie
Image: Michele England Ursus marimus 2017
Image: Rose-Mary Faulkner Of Surface and Form 2 2016, blown and kiln formed glass with decals, dimensions variable. Photo: David Paterson
Image: Alex Lundy Untitled 2017, photograph by Brenton McGeachie
Image: Mark Van Veen Reform Series - Blind
Image: John Hart 220 uF Electrolytic Capacitor 2016
Image: Leonie Andrews Shibuya Crossing 2016