JAMIE
GALLAGHER

About

Jamie Gallagher is a figurative painter living and working in Somerset, England.

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.

Having studied at the University of the West of England, Jamie has worked as an award winning 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.

Body

Selected exhibitions:

2020
UNMASKED

3D Virtual Exhibition

2019
RWA 167 ANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION
Bristol

FRAMA
Frome

BLACKWATER
Cardiff.

MONIKER
London, UK

TO THE FORE
Frome

FIGURES & FACES
Wells

POST NORMALITY REALITY DISORDER
Frome

2018
COLLECTION POINT
Frome

OPEN STUDIOS
Frome

2017
MIXING SIGNALS
Frome

Address

Dogtooth Galleries,
52 Watergate Street
Chester, Cheshire CH1 2LA

OPEN HOURS

Monday - Appointment Only
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday - 11am - 4pm
Appointments are available outside these hours.