Large format contemporary art

 

“Photography comes first, but creation is a close second. In fact, one could argue they are one and the same. The foundations of my contemporary works are firmly embedded in a world of empathy, apathy, sexuality, humanity and solitude. I prioritise colour, line and shape above a clear definition of subject, letting associated texts fill in the blanks.

I initially work with analog film shot using a beater of a Nikon. Once the raw material has been captured, I move over to digital platforms, extracting my subjects and working them into a new, abstract yet defined compositions.

The texts are born out of experience; of personal loss, professional gain, social observation, questions of ethics and morals, of how and when and maybe, of quantum entanglement and buried cities in the dark of the moon. Each text is written alongside the creation of each artwork, and both develop together as a unity, an expression, a product that I am proud to call #jaco.”

We are a global nation, alone and unique on this desolate ball of iron we call home. We all feel, we all live, we all die. We cower behind a universal façade of words and images to protect our inner-most truths, imbue extravagant trains of thought with sub-context that sparks fires yet douses flames. We chant whispers of Utopian paradise fuelled by silent greed and Blue Chip behemoths, yet from the depths of humanity, compassion runs deep as we travel this road together.
Exist
Grow inner strength, nurture your creative spirit, cement your will to change. Tread paths new, pursue a quest for meaning outside the entrenched and traditional, pioneer alternative routes. Believe in yourself.
Evolve
Think bigger, think better, work together. Share data, don’t sell it. Connect with the unknown. Watch and perfect. Listen and learn until the end of your time. To live on this earth is to play a singular part in a universal equation. Don’t waste your time here, your discovery may just change history.
Transcend

 A BRAVE NEW WORLD

Dark clouds dissipate as tumultuous mountains crack at shadowed seams. Cracks form chimneys, rifts to valleys, darkness recedes afraid of this new world. The Nothing has become nothing, and with it, I something.

PANDEMONIUM
FISSION
CONCEPTION
DISPERSION

Four piece / portrait orientation / Available as metal prints
Skinner / Mixed Media / 2018

ON LIFE

Lifetimes of isolated incarceration stimulate luculent channels seamlessly meshing emotion to thought to reality.
A matrix of lies. Isolated. Hopeless. Paranoid.

A SINGLE SPARK
THE DESCENT
HELL’S HEART
ESCAPE

Four piece set / Panoramic orientation / One (1) unique original per piece – no reprints available / images on this site for demo only / contact for purchase and exhibit details
Skinner / Mixed Media / 2007

FEAR HATE LOVE FAITH

A deep elemental connection ignites terror in us both. A terror that gives birth to mythical nouns and magical verbs, that plays out acts reserved solely for those you longed to imitate.

FEAR IS
HATE IS
LOVE IS
FAITH IS

Four piece set / Panoramic orientation / One (1) unique original per piece – no reprints available / images on this site for demo only / contact for purchase and exhibit details
Skinner / Mixed Media / 2015

DEPENDENCE

Dark embers glow, a still heart forged from starlight on the eve of judgement, a once Jovian forge now broken by the will of false gods.

MANUFACTURED HOPE
EMBRACED BY A BLACK HOLE
ON PARALYSIS
CYCLICAL DEPENDENCE

Four piece set / Panoramic orientation / One (1) unique original per piece – no reprints available / images on this site for demo only / contact for purchase and exhibit details
Skinner / Mixed Media / 2011
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