"I have been thinking of my paintings as literal stages, the different objects in the painting are props like cardboard cut outs on a stage that are transient and can be shifted. The paintings are flat blocks of colour that saturate forms and simplify imagery, this raw edged style of paint describes the way I work in layers cutting shapes and moving with the work as well as the stage like props that act out a story with its own poetics and feeling. I have been using direct sources of light like street lamps or fires within the imagery; this dead pan literal idea of light sets the tone of the works tapping into a dumb cartoon like illustrative image that never tries to trick the viewer that this isn't a picture."
Jack studied BFA at The Slade School Of Fine Art (2014). He received Saatchi New Sensations shortlist and Saatchi Art One to Watch the same year and was recently in 2018 Beers New Contemporaries finalist. Recent Group Exhibitions include: GIFC, Oslo (2019), Beers New Contemporaries (2018) 'Dik Pics' (2017), 'My Head is round so my thoughts can change direction' Assembly House, Leeds (2017), 'Surprise Birthday', Bargain Spot Edinburgh, 'Havin' a Wobbly One', 9 Forres St, Edinburgh. (2016). Jack Towndrow b.1992 London.