Jack Paffett (soft rebel)

Jack Paffett


On the Brink Of

Acrylic and oil on canvas. 


110 x 90cm.




My paintings don’t have end points; they continually evolve through the application of paint, in a struggle to find what only paint can display. Allowing aesthetic qualities on the canvas to determine my next action. The paintings sit in an area of tension between construction and destruction; they are over painted, erased, before being built up again. Evolving from studies I take from my own experiences, I like the idea of the paintings being in constant transgression. reflecting the fluid nature of the paint by slipping from one conclusion to the next. Gestures form through spontaneous impulses, encouraging the viewer to question and decipher the ambiguous spaces in front of them.