Jungle Arcade is a new exhibition of works by Adrian Jackman. He sees the artists role as one to make sense of their surroundings, navigating through new technological or environmental systems to suggest a new psychological space, much as we do in the cinematic world. Always looking forward to making new painterly narratives, while hinting at ideas of the ‘glitch aesthetics’ and ‘digital disruption’.
Adrian’s paintings are collaged from a broad range of found images often zooming into isolated spaces or layers of collected objects that are melded with technology.
He has continued to investigate a hyper associated colour and illuminating palette as his personal signature and approach to painting. The real and the simulated inhabit the same space and are accorded the same importance.
Themes such as The Arcade and Videogames are present. The Wasp Factory – a painting which hints at a digital future not yet fully realised – depicts an industrial x-ray of a building painted in bright popcorn colours that lures us into a realm of saturated colour and hi-resolution space. Conversely, Pink Moon brings an historic artwork into a metaverse, which perhaps speaks to the almost endless multiplication that iconic works like this have in the age of NFT’s and digital reproduction.