Approved: 19.01.2015

Jad Oakes

Artist, Maker

Approved: 19.01.2015

Echoes • Residues • Traces • Remnants • Legacies • Vessels • Manifestations • Relics • Fragments • Impressions • Artefacts

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      Echoes • Residues • Traces • Remnants • Legacies • Vessels • Manifestations • Relics • Fragments • Impressions • Artefacts

       

      “Memory forms the fabric of human life, affecting everything from the ability to perform simple, everyday tasks to the recognition of the self. Memory establishes life’s continuity; it gives meaning to the present, as each moment is constituted by the past. As the means by which we remember who we are, memory provides the very core of identity.”

      - Marita Struken

       

      Interpretations of memory and remembrance form the basis of my work seeking to enquire about the human relationship with lens-based images and the effects they have on our personal, cultural and collective memories. My interest in using camera imagery stems from the romantic idea that they act as vestiges of our memories, acting as traces of moments passed re-affirming, informing, creating, altering, erasing or evolving a memory. 

       

      Using collected and researched imagery sensitively re-appropriated, the works created act as the residues of memories inviting the viewer to investigate and create their own intimate dialogues.

       

      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

      Unique Beauty - Cupola Contemporary Art - Sheffield, UK

      Afforadable Art Fair Battersea - London

      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