Being - acrylic on wood panel, 13.5 x 17.5 inches
Matador - acrylic on canvas mounted on wood, 18 x 24 inches
As an artist I find that my work celebrates a reverence for nature and the depths of the human experience. Dreams, the unconscious mind and the mystery of the unknown is point of fascination that informs the basis of my practice. I see each painting as a quest opening the process, yielding an air of ambiguity and subjectivity wrapped in a whimsically dreamlike aesthetic.
The bridge between the known and unknown inspires me to paint. I’m often looking for something in the work but fail to identify what exactly this is and ultimately realise that the process holds more weight than any definitive outcome. Recently I’ve noticed that in my work I’m continually striving to find a means of communicating the wonder and beauty of the human experience regardless of how it unfolds; I’m looking to evoke a sense of introspection as well as a deeper appreciation for life, nature and our experience of it.
“Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.” (Phaedrus).
b. 1992. Jarvis Brookfield is an emerging artist/ painter based in the UK. He’s been drawing for as long as he can remember but began painting back in early 2017. Jarvis celebrates a reverence for nature and the depths of the human experience. Dreams, the unconscious mind and the bridge between the known an unknown inspires him to paint. His whimsically dreamlike aesthetic works are created with a fluid process yielding an air of ambiguity.
“I get the feeling that all ideas in their essence, exist in the fabric of life and emerge through and from somewhere deep within the subconscious mind. Their origins are unknown, but I prefer it that way, so that in working without preconceived ideas, I may act as a conduit through which something new may arrive.”
Jarvis currently lives and studies Fine art at DMU in Leicester, pursuing a life of artmaking with his beloved partner, their dog and the many plants that fill their living room.
In Spirit of the Masquerade