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.
Soap For Sore Eyes
Nigel’s Got His Warpaint On
Lift Up the Receiver, I’ll Make You a Believer
Love in the Age of Machines
He Sat Down for a Drink in her Father’s Favourite Chair
Dead to Me
This is a God Dream
Greta Watches Malevolently from the Sidelines
3D Virtual Exhibition
RWA 167 ANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION
TO THE FORE
FIGURES & FACES
POST NORMALITY REALITY DISORDER
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