Jack Rowland

Jack Rowland

  • Artist’s Statement

    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.

    Rowland 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.

  • Biography

    JACK ROWLAND

    EDUCATION
    2009 Completed Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), RMIT University, Melbourne

    SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2019 The Altered States , James Makin 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
    2019 NEXT , Sydney Contemporary, Sydney
    2018 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
    Fresh Blood, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne
    2017 Aberration, 407T Rose Lane, Melbourne
    2016 Bendigo Inaugural Group Show, Gallery 369, Victoria
    Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art, Melbourne
    2015 Tomorrow Never Dies, Linden New Art, Melbourne
    Group Show, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne
    2013 2013… Farewell , Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne
    Transition Period , Rubicon ARI, Melbourne
    Naturlich!, Kunstraum Tapir, Berlin
    Above From Below, The Cellar Gallery, Berlin
    2012 Kultopia , Blindside Gallery, Melbourne
    2011 Belle Arti – Chapman & Bailey Art Prize 2011 , Abbotsford
    The Butterfly Effect , Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne
    Art Melbourne- Affordable Art Fair , Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
    2010 Exploration 10 , Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
    Fit To Print, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne
    AWARDS / GRANTS / RESIDENCIES
    2016 Finalist in the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize
    Finalist in the Albany Art Prize
    Finalist in the Substation Art Prize
    2015 Winner of the Hawkesbury Art Prize Highly Commended Award
    Winner of the Hawkesbury Art Prize Commended Award
    2014 Finalist in the Albany Art Prize
    2013 Finalist in the Hawkesbury Art Prize
    Takt residency, Berlin
    2012 Winner of the Hawkesbury Art Prize Commended Award
    2009 RMIT/Tolarno Art Award

    PRINT
    2012 Dan Rule, The Saturday Age, In The Galleries, 22 September, p. 5
    2011 Russell, Stephen & Daffy, Mary-Jane, Collect call, Melbourne Weekly (May)

Showing 1–12 of 27 artworks

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    Tower
    60 x 50 cm Oil and acrylic on board $3,000.00
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    Portal
    50 x 60 cm Oil and acrylic on board $3,000.00
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    Graves
    50 x 60 cm Oil and acrylic on board $3,000.00
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    The Golden Pavilion
    60 x 50 cm Oil and acrylic on board $3,000.00
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    Buddha
    50 x 60 cm Oil and acrylic on board $3,000.00
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    Alice
    110 x 140 cm oil on linen $6,500.00
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    Munnar
    61 x 84 cm oil on linen Sold
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    Riverbank
    110 x 160 cm oil on linen $7,000.00
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    Glowing hills
    60 x 60.5 cm oil on linen $2,800.00
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    Total solar ecilypse
    60 x 120 cm oil on linen $4,200.00
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    Vernal Falls
    50 x 73 cm oil on linen $3,200.00
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    Wondrous place
    50 x 73 cm oil on linen $3,200.00