JAKE OLIVER FISHMAN

Jake Oliver Fishman has a background rooted in sculpture, installation and performance, all of which now partake in feeding his practice as a painter. As with his previous work, his painting have developed to become something of a meditative performative experience, yet now performed in private.

Paintings are produced using black ink, white pigment, and clear carrier liquids to transport his inks across the acrylic glass he works on. The process begins with a structure being made for the acrylic glass to be laid on. Given the flexible nature of the glass, a landscape is created where hills and troughs dictate the initial flow of the inks.

The paintings are built up in thin layers, each time the glass being subtly adjusted to dictate the direction of flow. As well as inks being gradually layered on top of the painting, they are injected beneath the surface giving them ever greater depth.