Approved: 19.01.2015

Jad Oakes

Artist, Maker

Approved: 19.01.2015

Working from found and researched camera imagery the work seeks to evoke the passage of time and memories from personal, cultural and collective perspectives. The sourced imagery is sensitively appropriated in to new forms using varied media. My interest in using these found photographic and moving images stems from the romantic idea that they act as artefacts of our memories. The aim of creating these objects gives these displaced images a new life encapsulating their histories and memories from the initial capturing through the lens to their re-appropriation in to the new form.

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      Working from found and researched camera imagery the work seeks to evoke the passage of time and memories from personal, cultural and collective perspectives. The sourced imagery is sensitively appropriated in to new forms using varied media. My interest in using these found photographic and moving images stems from the romantic idea that they act as artefacts of our memories. The aim of creating these objects gives these displaced images a new life encapsulating their histories and memories from the initial capturing through the lens to their re-appropriation in to the new form.

       

      Born in Sharjah, U.A.E (1982), to a British father and a Lebanese mother. In 1985 the family relocated to London, U.K where Jad currently lives and works. Having always had a keen interest for the visual he attended Chelsea college of art to do his foundation studies, then continued to study a BA in fine art painting at Central Saint Martins followed by a one year professional photography practice at the London College of Printing. Since finishing his studies, Jad has been commissioned as a professional photographer and has exhibited his visual art in group and solo shows in the United Kingdom.

      CV & Education

      EDUCATION

      2000 - 2001 CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ART 

      FOUNDATION STUDIES

      2001 - 2004 CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, LONDON

      BA FINE ART PAINTING 

      2005 - 2006 LONDON COLLEGE OF PRINTING, UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, LONDON

      PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRACTICE

      2017

      Portrait17 - Degree Art - London

      2016

      ARtBoM- By Other Means - London

      Portrait Salon - Metro Imaging - London

      Artefacts - ArtWest Unit 13 - London

      Romantic Dreams of War - IPA - International Photography Awards - Honourable Mention

      Romantic Dreams of War - HeadOn PHOTO FESTIVAL - MUSEUM OF SYDNEY

      2015

      artists@WAR - galleryELL - London

      Traces of Places - Candida Stevens Fine Art - Chichester

      2011

      The Fallen - Gallery 35 - London

      2011

      6X6 - Great Western Studios Gallery - London

      2010

      War and the Body - Blackall Gallery - London

      2009

      Once i Was - Gallery 35 - London

      2007

      Anonymous Drawings - Glue - Berlin

      2007

      Fact Fiction and Fantasy - No.9 Hillgate Gallery - London