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Still Life with Landscape No.2
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 twelve works have been acquired, with the most recent acquisition, titled Betelgeuse, painted in 2019, and entered into that year’s Wallace Art Awards, where it was shown as part of the Salon des Refuses.

Still Life with Landscape No. 2 was acquired from the artist’s exhibition at Auckland-based gallery NKB IN 2018 and showcases Jackman’s development of what he terms “a distinctive language of formal abstraction with a strong use of flat colour.” Through his utilization of bold, flat colour, Jackman references the pointillist techniques of Georges Seurat, and adapts these to further explore abstraction within his works. Colour is expertly placed, dictating to the viewer where space recedes and where it becomes the foreground, while also subverting the viewer’s perceptions of the composition. As the viewer’s eye travels across the painted surface of the work, the rhythm of the composition reveals itself, inviting further contemplation, including the reveal of a seated figure which faces sideways from the viewer.
Acrylic on linen
840 x 840mm
Signed and dated Verso
Accession date
22 Jun 2018
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