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)

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    Death Valley
    102 x 142 cm oil on linen $6,500.00
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    Hoodoo
    73 x 60 cm oil on linen $3,200.00
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    Melting Rock
    45 x 85 cm oil on linen $3,200.00
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    Monolith
    50 x 73 cm oil on linen $3,200.00
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    Monument Valley
    50 x 73 cm oil on linen $3,200.00
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    The New West
    101 x 198 cm oil on linen $9,500.00
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    The Watchers
    50 x 73 cm oil on linen $3,200.00
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    Zabriskie Point
    50 x 73 cm oil on linen $3,200.00
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    Yosemite Valley
    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
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    Vernal Falls
    50 x 73 cm oil on linen $3,200.00
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    Total solar ecilypse
    60 x 120 cm oil on linen $4,200.00