On the Surface and Surface!

Curated by Cally Trench

Patrick Jeffs

On The Surface and Surface!

Cold Hanging by Patrick Jeffs

Patrick Jeffs
Cold Hanging, 2007
Acrylic on paper, 54 x 38 cm

Patrick Jeffs is a painter who lives and works in his native Oxfordshire. He studied at Oxford School of Art and Hornsey College of Art. He was, for many years, a lecturer at Berkshire College of Art and Design, and his teaching experience also includes working at Hornsey College of Art and London College of Printing. He has exhibited widely in this country, and has also been involved in exhibitions and projects in Germany, France and Poland.

He writes: My output consists almost entirely of large and small scale paintings in acrylic on paper. I gain great satisfaction and an almost childlike level of enjoyment laying down a whole variety of coloured marks at the commencement of a painting. From this follows the long process of evaluation, selection and revision: a sequence which repeats again and again until I consider the work resolved. The images are abstract but usually evoke a prevailing sense of landscape, although having their own world of imagined forms rather than referring to any particular landscape or topographical memories. I would like my work to have a contemplative, perhaps even a numinous quality.

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