Jacob Leary

New topographies of nature (diptych), 2018

acrylic paint, artificial moss, and other mixed media

120 x 70 cm

From the artist

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.

Artist background