Jason Brooks was born in 1968 in Rotherham, UK. His work is included in many of the world’s finest public and private contemporary art collections.

“These are not paintings of people, but portraits of photographs. Brooks pins down the image, like a Nabokovian lepidopterist, fixing the fleeting image of his subject in a thin translucent veil of black, funerary pigment….He performs a painstaking pictorial autopsy upon the body of the photograph, unpacking its coded information into a fragmentary plasma of graphic ciphers. These pixilic quanta of raw data, constituting a Frankinstinean corps of disconnected syntagma, await the electric spark of the viewer’s gaze in order to be reanimated.”

Richard Dyer

Um, yeah… What he said.

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Xed 2004
Acrylic on Paper. 152.4 x 121.9cm
Private Collection, Italy

Zoe 2003/4
Acrylic on Linen. 275 x 213cm
Private Collection, UK

MR. X 2009
Acrylic on Paper. 275 x 213cm
Private Collection, UK

View more of Jason’s work at jason-brooks.net.