Jude Rae's paintings are replete with intricate details that beckon the viewer to engage in a
deeper exploration, and in doing so challenge our perceptions of reality. In an interview in 2020,
Rae spoke about the “felt quality of vision,” a notion that recognises that vision is not limited to
the visual sense alone. Instead, it involves a rich interplay of various sensory experiences,
including touch, spatial awareness, and even an implicit awareness of the body's presence in
space. Rae is a master of creating work that is simultaneously spatially flat and deeply layered.
Through vision, these effects embody what Rae refers to as the “interplay between illusion and
materiality” where in the deft rendering of objects, light and space the presence of paint can
recede, while the materiality of the paint can break the illusion of depth. Jude Rae's new
paintings quietly remind us that perception remains fluid and continuous.