Oscillation Across the Nation

Artist
JACKMAN, Adrian
Date
1995
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Title
Oscillation Across the Nation
Description
Adrian Jackman has a long-standing association with the Wallace Arts Trust and its Collection, beginning in 1995, when the Trust acquired the first work, an untitled work on paper, for the Collection. Since then, a further eleven works have been acquired, with the most recent acquisition, titled Betelgeuse, painted in 2019, and entered into that year’s Wallace Art Awards, where is was shown as part of the Salon des Refuses.

Oscillation Across the Nation was the second work by Jackman acquired for the Collection and possesses elements that have remained central to the artist’s work – namely colour, composition, the relationship between positive and negative space, rhythm, line as well as the place where the figurative intersects with abstraction. Music is an important element of Jackman’s practice; he listens to music as he works, and often lyrics, songs and albums are directly referenced in the titles of works. Music also informs the formal elements of the composition, from colour and line, to what Jackman calls the rhythm of the work, likening the repetitive beats of the music to the arrangement of patterns on the canvas. In Oscillation Across the Nation, this is evidenced in the overlapping layers of motifs and their spacing within the composition.
Date
1995
Medium
Acrylic on Board, diptych
Measurements
1640 x 1800mm (overall)
Signature
Signed and dated
Accession number
95.117

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