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Painting (MA)

Jack Whitelock

Large scale oil painting depicting abstracted tree and flower motifs in dark tones.
The Space You Hold Inside Your Brittle Bones Is Heavy
Large scale oil painting, triptych of trees, flowers and butterfly in saturated tones.
Thank You and I Miss You and I Love You
Large oil painting of tree and plant motifs within a seascape.
Within Its Ability to Bleed
Large abstract oil painting in green and brown tones.
The Face of a Man Who Can Suck concrete Through a Straw
large oil painting of mushrooms within a night time landscape with bright moon.
10 Days and 10 Nights Dissolved Under a Helpless Moon
large oil painting of tree in front of city skyline and water at night.
Placed Quietly Through the Spaces You Occupied
Large oil painting of stone monument within seascape.
Only to Be Still

Jack Whitelock (b. 1997) is a painter from Hull, East Yorkshire. He completed a BA in Painting at Edinburgh College of Art in 2020, before attending the Royal College of Art 2022-2023, where he is a recent recipient of the Ali H. Alkazzi Scholarship Award.

Degree Details

School of Arts & HumanitiesPainting (MA)RCA2023 at Battersea and Kensington

RCA Battersea, Painting Building, First and second floors

Artist sat on chair in front of paintings.

Style is not a concern, but a symptom of whatever face I'm wearing in the moment of applying paint to a surface. Through an embracement of stylistic freedom, a painting that could be rooted in doubts, fears, curiosities, can oscillate to something embedded in notions of loss and growth, disruption, repair, hope and resilience. It is within this oscillation that painting provides the spaces for change. Ranging from the subject matter of trees, landscapes, flowers or abstraction, I use painterly interventions to realise and dissect lived experiences into material, becoming a vessel to hold psychologies or to satisfy curiosities. Each work is an act of rewiring and rediscovering new patterns, mysteries, processes and memories.