Jack Rowland

Jack Rowland

Artist Profile

Biography

Through his hyperreal and high-key chromatic oil paintings, Jack Rowland aims to alter our perception of the natural world and invite us to rediscover our familiar landscapes. Rowland depicts nature as unknowable and unpredictable, a giving and powerful force that harnesses all life, one that we must respect and surrender to. Simultaneously, through the lens of psychedelia, Rowland’s work reflects the ways in which a change in psyche and an altered perception can influence one’s interpretation of their environment, and even lead them to psychologically experiencing different realms. He therefore creates a contrasting dynamic amongst his own paintings, employing saturated and vibrant colours to celebrate the natural world as Utopia in some works, while applying eerie colour schemes to others to suggest nature’s unforgiving forces and a dark interpretation of one’s psychological landscape.

Previously, Rowland has explored the Australian landscape as unfamiliar, dreamlike, or even alien. Rowland’s new body of work “The Altered States” draws inspiration from his recent journey through the deserts of North America. While documenting his journey through California, Utah and Arizona, these paintings illustrate Rowland’s ventures both inward and outward through the magical landscapes of the natural world and his own mind.

Jack Rowland is a Melbourne-based artist that has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Melbourne and has been a finalist in The Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, The Hawkesbury Art Prize and The Albany Art Prize. In 2009, he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), at RMIT University in Melbourne.

Through his hyperreal and high-key chromatic oil paintings, Jack Rowland aims to alter our perception of the natural world and invite us to rediscover our familiar landscapes. Rowland depicts nature as unknowable and unpredictable, a giving and powerful force that harnesses all life, one that we must respect and surrender to. Simultaneously, through the lens of psychedelia, Rowland’s work reflects the ways in which a change in psyche and an altered perception can influence one’s interpretation of their environment, and even lead them to psychologically experiencing different realms. He therefore creates a contrasting dynamic amongst his own paintings, employing saturated and vibrant colours to celebrate the natural world as Utopia in some works, while applying eerie colour schemes to others to suggest nature’s unforgiving forces and a dark interpretation of one’s psychological landscape.

Previously, Rowland has explored the Australian landscape as unfamiliar, dreamlike, or even alien. Rowland’s new body of work “The Altered States” draws inspiration from his recent journey through the deserts of North America. While documenting his journey through California, Utah and Arizona, these paintings illustrate Rowland’s ventures both inward and outward through the magical landscapes of the natural world and his own mind.

Jack Rowland is a Melbourne-based artist that has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Melbourne and has been a finalist in The Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, The Hawkesbury Art Prize and The Albany Art Prize. In 2009, he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), at RMIT University in Melbourne.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020 Recovery, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2019 The Altered States , James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2019 Reikai, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne
2018 SuperNatural, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Alternative Territories, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Illusive Reality , Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Unfamiliar , Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 NotFair art Fair, Melbourne
2021 The Lockdown, James Makin Gallery. Melbourne
2021 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2020 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2020 The 9- Annual Supersonic Invitational, Spoke Art, San Fransisco
2019 NEXT , Sydney Contemporary, Sydney
2019 Futures, Hyper Contemporary, Melbourne
2019 Toxic Cosmic, The Wandering Room, Melbourne
2018 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Fresh Blood, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne
2017 Aberration, 407T Rose Lane, Melbourne
2016 Bendigo Inaugural Group Show, Gallery 369, Victoria
2016 Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art, Melbourne
2015 Tomorrow Never Dies, Linden New Art, Melbourne
2014 Group Show, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne
2013 2013… Farewell, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Transition Period, Rubicon ARI, Melbourne
2013 Naturlich!, Kunstraum Tapir, Berlin
2013 Above From Below, The Cellar Gallery, Berlin
2012 Kultopia , Blindside Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Belle Arti – Chapman & Bailey Art Prize 2011 , Abbotsford
2011 The Butterfly Effect, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne
2011 Art Melbourne- Affordable Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2011 2010 Exploration 10, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Fit To Print, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne

AWARDS / GRANTS / RESIDENCIES
2016 Finalist in the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize
2016 Finalist in the Albany Art Prize
2016 Finalist in the Substation Art Prize
2015 Winner of the Hawkesbury Art Prize Highly Commended Award
2015 Winner of the Hawkesbury Art Prize Commended Award
2014 Finalist in the Albany Art Prize
2013 Finalist in the Hawkesbury Art Prize
2013 Takt residency, Berlin
2012 Winner of the Hawkesbury Art Prize Commended Award
2009 RMIT/Tolarno Art Award

ARTWORKS

  • Pulpit RockJack Rowland Pulpit Rock 2021 oil on linen 76 x 122cm $7,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • GlowJack Rowland Glow 2020 oil on linen 76 x 101.5cm

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  • Ghost ForestJack Rowland Ghost Forest 2020 oil on linen 76 x 101.5cm

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  • RecoveryJack Rowland Recovery 2020 oil on linen 76 x 101.5cm

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  • Smouldering Land 1Jack Rowland Smouldering Land 1 2020 oil on linen 76 x 101.5cm

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  • Natural OrderJack Rowland Natural Order 2020 oil on linen 76 x 101.5cm $5,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • HeatJack Rowland Heat 2020 oil on linen 76 x 101.5cm $5,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • TowerJack Rowland Tower 2019 Oil and acrylic on board 60 x 50cm $3,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • GravesJack Rowland Graves 2019 Oil and acrylic on board 50 x 60cm $3,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • The Golden PavilionJack Rowland The Golden Pavilion 2019 Oil and acrylic on board 60 x 50cm $3,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • BuddhaJack Rowland Buddha 2019 Oil and acrylic on board 50 x 60cm $3,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Zabriskie PointJack Rowland Zabriskie Point 2019 oil on linen 50 x 73cm $3,200.00 ENQUIRE →

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