Jack Spencer Ashworth works with paint to explore his preoccupation with human and architectural forms. Manipulating these entities, Jack creates engaging works of contortion and distortion, playing out on canvas a struggle between the organic and inorganic; animate and inanimate; natural and synthetic. Jack’s Rupture piece’s were showcased at the Crypt Gallery in 2012. Most recently, Jack has exhibited at the Schwartz Gallery, and as part of the Bermondsey Project, London.
My practice revolves around a tension between the body and the manmade. The struggle between organic and inorganic; animate and inanimate; natural and synthetic; sentient and inert. My work attempts to embody this discord which exists at every scale of contemporary life: from the spaces of architecture and the built environment to the virtual spaces of an increasingly digitilised world.This struggle is synonymous with a dichotomy within myself and my practice – between painterly fluidity and controlled architectural order; between the illusory depth of figurative painting and the flattening of modernist abstraction. My work occupies this charged space between figuration and abstraction.’
– Jack Spencer Ashworth