The works of artist Jay Belmore create a free-flowing visual exploration of the tension between chaos and order and the nature of organic landscape.
Belmore’s impasto oil paintings utilize boldly textured backdrops to ground a multilayered, highly engaging use of line, shape and structured form. Rustic hues, subtly juxtaposed with energizing highlights and strong brush strokes, play with the artist’s reflections on nature and memories as well as draw viewers into an open conversation on organic and geometric contrast. With an almost mirage like quality, Belmore’s work inspires the navigation and discovery of the non-figurative and literal in tandem, encouraging viewers to look closely without and within. Striking divergence of contour and multifaceted composition provide a platform for deeper consideration of Belmore’s expert use of shade, shadow and linear distinction as well as the artist’s lively appreciation for celebrating the unknown in artistic outcomes as well as everyday life.