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Artists: J
Jamison, Brendan
 


North Corner Turret from Helen's Tower Series
Carved Sugar Cubes
32cm x 12cm x12cm

Born in Belfast in 1979, Brendan Jamison studied at the University of Ulster where he gained a BA Honours degree in Fine and Applied Arts in 2002 and then a Master of Fine Art in 2004.

Over the past eight years, his sculptures have been widely exhibited throughout Northern Ireland.

Internationally he has shown in Scotland, England, France, Germany, Austria, Sweden, America, Canada, New Zealand and China. In October 2006 he completed a residency and solo exhibition at KHOJ, New Delhi, India. In 2009, he was awarded the Art Council of Northern Ireland’s New York Residency.

   


Sugarcube Sculptures:

Sweet, Fragile, Structured, Controlled, Geometric, Architectural, Organic, Masculine, Feminine, Androgynous
   
JCB Buckets
JCB Buckets
Microcrystalline and paraffin wax over wood
Blue JCB Bucket~ model B57SBB
Orange JCB Bucket ~ model O38THB

"Drawing inspiration from eastern philosophies and the science fiction genre, my sculpture practice involves the construction of objects from the everyday world that are transformed into vibrant-coloured 'exaggerations' and at times surreal 'other-worldly' forms. As the original identities and functions of the objects become altered, they can emerge as both strange and familiar, abstract and figurative, floating between the realms of fantasy and reality.

Employing an intensity of colour, the installations imbue an immediate sense of fun and playfulness. Engaging the viewer on a level of simple elemental appreciation of colour and form, the pieces can evoke a return to the more innocent, curious, magical and fantasy-driven mindset of childhood. This viewing process can temporarily empty the mind of anxiety and negative thinking which can sometimes be bound up within our adult outlook on life."

   

Wax Sculptures:
Vibrant, Fantasy, Fun, Playful, Dripping, Pouring, Structure, Transforming, Fluid,
Organic


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