New topographies of nature (diptych)

This work explores a new form of landscape, a new synthesis of what nature is, where it’s found and how humans and non-humans may relate to it. My painting is interested in a new form of surface depth and a different sense of immediacy to the ‘real/unreal’ through the use of topographic devices and the creation of mini-ecosystems. These approaches play with notions of the natural which increasingly seems to be just as definable by its relation to the artificial.

Jacob Leary

2018, Highly Commended

acrylic paint, artificial moss, and other mixed media