Jamie Gallagher

Jamie Gallagher Walking in sunshine
‘Walking in sunshine’
Oil, cold wax & spray-paint on wood panel
61 x 76cm


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Having studied at the University of the West of England, Jamie has worked as a creative director for over twenty years across a wide range of media, from print, photography and film to digital, augmented and virtual reality — before choosing to focus on developing this more personal body of work.

Painted predominantly in oils, Jamie’s work explores the concept of ‘identity’, as individuals are forced to experience extremes of psychological and emotional challenge. Shifting uncomfortably from sensitive to brutal, his work finds beauty in life’s more visceral themes.

The raw physicality of painting and a deep connection with the materials and tactility of the process feed the work. From the heavy impasto oils and raw, textured linens to the delicate gold leaf and bleeding inks, each mark is instinctive, each image forged during the process, rather than conceived of in advance