Lot 374 - Jason Gibilaro - The Hero
Glazed Acrylic on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
A recurrent theme and starting point in Jason Gibilaro’s recent work, has been memories both recent and not so recent that have left a visual impact. This usually represents imagery around a passing moment in a particular place and time. Some of the work has included the use of iconic imagery. Other work follows a social documentary scene with a snapshot of people in a particular place and moment in time.
All the pieces in the series are worked on concurrently. This allows each piece to breathe and develop at its own pace. Resting the work allows reflection, knowing when the work is complete. It is never clear how the final piece is going to resonate from the initial concept. This is always an inspiration that contributes strongly to the creative process.
Recent exhibitions and events have included Electric Art Car Boot Fair, London 2022; Figurative Art Now – Federation of British Arts, Online 21; Art Car Boot Fair, Flora & Fauna, Online 2021; Art Show Off, Studio 73, London 2020; Miniscule Venice Biennale, Venice 2019; Protocol, Q-Park Art, Cavendish Square 2018; Protocol, Q-Park Art, Cavendish Square Art Car Boot Fair Kings Cross, London 2018; ING Discerning Eye exhibition, Mall Gallery, London 2016; Aftermath, L'Aquila, Italy 2016; Liggers and Dreamers, The Stash Gallery, London 2015; Radar 100: Space Rage, The Residence Gallery 2012; Hackney Wicked Festival, London 2011; We live in Public – Bath Fringe Festival, Bath 2011; Korpúlfsstaðir , Reykjavik Iceland, 2009; Artist Flea Market - Tate Modern, London, 2009
Public Art Installations have included B OUR GUEST artwork/sign, commissioned by Brixton Town Centre, which was installed on the central railway bridge in Brixton from 2004 to 2018.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The artworks submitted are based on an estate in SW9. This iconic estate was designed by the pioneering team who created the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank. It was built in the late 50s to look forward to a brighter better Britain.
At its heart is the pub Hero of Switzerland where artists used to meet in the 90s.
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