Artists

POLLY BAGNALL

ROBERT BELL
MARK BILLINGHAM
NANCY COGSWELL
ADELINE DE MONSEIGNAT
CAMILLA EMSON
ASHLEY FITZGERALD
AMY GADNEY
MICHAEL GOODSON
ALEX GOUGH
JULIA HAMILTON
LYA NAGADO
OSITA NWANKWO
HARRIET PIERCY
TAMSIN RELLY
GORO MASAMI SHIMANO
JACK SPENCER ASHWORTH




Before studying at City & Guilds, Jack studied Architecture at The Bartlett, UCL and went on to work in architecture. His passion, however, has always been painting and drawing with the majority of his work historically being portrait paintings. His current work reconciles his love of painting and the human form with his interest in architecture.

My paintings aim to portray a body which speaks to the viewer of their own condition. The bodies are dissipated and abstracted within architectural space and it is a resulting tension between the body and the shallow pictorial space that provokes this reflection. The paintings address a sense of claustrophobia in the urban environment: the way the body is constantly governed by the city at different scales. The use of perspective and the grid describe this imposition of a geometrical scheme on reality. The ambiguity of the space however, allows the spatial restriction of the human form to be read as a metaphor for emotion- al and cultral confinement, simultaneously speaking of the physical and non- physical spatial constraints imposed on the body by contemporary life.



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