Untitled (A Longing Still)

by Jonathan Alibone

Paintings - 25.0cm x 20.0cm x 1.5cm

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    Type | Original Art
    Medium | Paintings > Oil
    Style | Expressionistic
    Subject | Architecture
    Year | 2015
    Size | 25.0cm x 20.0cm x 1.5cm
    Ready to hang | Yes
    Signed | Yes, on verso
    Materials | Oil and acrylic on canvas
  • Kathryn Roberts

    The Insider Kathryn Roberts says:

    "Jonathan’s paintings and drawings instantly evoke memories of family photographs and photojournalistic magazines from the 20th century. Yet the anonymity of many of his subjects and lack of contextual information requires the viewer to fill in the blanks. It’s Jonathan’s ability to stimulate an inner dialogue based on one’s own cultural experiences that makes his work intimately contemporary rather than a static commentary on the past."

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    • Work that leaves you challenged and unsettled
    • Alibone has a great eye for the ambiguous image
    • Buy for the big themes: sex and death
  • Untitled (A Longing Still)

    This work is one of a series of recent paintings derived from found images, manipulated and transformed by the artist to introduce mystery, ambiguity, and into which weave new narratives. They depict a land and its inhabitants at the furthest reaches of our own; a world that is recognisable, yet also strange and unknowable. Imagination, myth and history combine to evoke an unsettling and traumatised territory, which can be read as both a physical and a psychological landscape; a contested frontier that lies between the safe and familiar, and something dark, threatening and unwholesome.

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    Jonathan Alibone

    Jonathan Alibone draws on film, magazines, pulp fiction and pornography to create unsettling paintings. He manipulates and reconfigures sources until, out of context, they lose some of their cultural and symbolic associations, and take on new meaning and significance. Themes include sex, death, morality and the hunger for meaning. The viewer becomes both voyeur and participant.

    Alibone studied history alongside fine art, so it's not surprising that he's fascinated by ambiguous narratives. His paintings feel like realist snapshots of strange human moments. He says: "My art is an interr…

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