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New Art MK: Jason Smith

Jason Smith, Excavation Series.

Jason Smith, Excavation Series.

Jason Smith, Excavation Series.
 

Jason Smith, Excavation Series.

 

Jason Smith, Excavation Series.
Jason Smith, Excavation Series.
 

Jason Smith, Excavation Series.

New Art MK

Jason Smith

 

Smith's work is under constant pressure from his surroundings, the surroundings being the revolving thought patterns of the artist around key words, which are crucial to his subject matter.

 

The current term, being subjected to this turmoil is ‘excavation’. A term that harnesses strength from the removal, or creation of space from an object to examine and diverse in its new properties. His new works push the theme of ‘excavation’, in that each work tells a short story, which bares relation to the under-structures of moment, and the subterranean world of the mind.

 

The main explorative nature of the works suggests new and old structures, placed in a limitless environment that possess new possibilities within the materials that they are constructed from. By working with a variety of materials and processes, that includes drawing, print, photography and sculptural media, which further enhances the process of the excavation. It is by the effect of this process, that the works become layered with information, coded yet crisp representations of the ‘excavation’ process. 

 

His current work depicts scenarios; where by ‘small worker people’ have the moral status to de-construct the scene, which binds them in frame. Their role, to hinder and excavate the purest thought pattern of the viewer, and to present a new working ethos of thinking, surrounding the works of drawing and sculpture.

 

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New Art MK 

Eight Artists From Milton Keynes 

8 July – 18 September

 

An exciting group exhibition by eight emerging artists from Milton Keynes.

 

Which artist has been most influential to your practice?

Conrad Shawcross: With his scientific, geometric works, which cross the boundaries of philosophy. 

 

What has been your most memorable exhibition at MK Gallery?

Nasreen Mohamedi - Notes. Reflections on Indian Modernism

 

What's your favourite YouTube clip?

Danny MacAskill - "Way Back Home"