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Finger Lickin’ Chicken Hypnotism, 2019, acrylic and graphite on canvas
Jamie Kirk’s practice is largely autobiographical, rooted in an interest of human experience and emotion.
Each of Kirk’s works derives from an unspoken word or thought: a humorous remark, a cynical observation or a personal confession.
Finger Lickin’ Chicken Hypnotism is inspired by the phenomenon in which a chicken will become hypnotised if you place it in front of a straight line. The painting recalls a moment the artist exhaustedly stared down the length of his table, the objects fading in and out of sight as if in a dream-like state.
Whilst at Oaklands College, one of Jamie Kirk’s freestanding painting/sculptures was exhibited in St Albans Town Hall (2014), celebrating the European Year of the Brain to raise awareness of mental health. This piece was awarded second prize.
From Oaklands, he went on to study BA Fine Art at Manchester School of Art. During this time, he exhibited his work in several small-scale exhibitions: Rookies (2015), Flux (2016), Alter Egos, Opposed To..., Slices (2017) and MA Fine Art, Manchester School of Art (2018). He exhibited work in the 2019 MA/MFA Fine Art Show, HOME, Manchester.
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Hertfordshire Open 2020
This artwork was selected for the first Hertfordshire Open Exhibition. The exhibition online galleries are hosted between www.uharts.co.uk and www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk and will be launched in stages throughout April 2020.
Over 180 artists with links to Hertfordshire submitted their work to be part of the inaugural exhibition. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the exhibition features 80 stunning works by the 50 selected artists, creating an exciting mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors.
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