About

 

Jacob is a 23 year old Liverpool based artist, specialising in oil and acrylic painting, graduating with a first class honours degree from the University of Gloucestershire. During his second year of university, he was awarded a scholarship to study for a month in the British School in Rome. This experience, along with trips to Tuscany and The Far East, have hugely shaped his practice, each marking a pivotal moment in his artistic career.

An unusually developed sense of history…

Gourley is a young artist, but one with an unusually developed sense of history. As a twenty-first century artist he is alert to the bewildering nature of our image-saturated digital culture and its challenges to our senses of identity and reality. However, in defiance of the dominant electronic media of our times, he stubbornly continues to make paintings. Furthermore, these paintings, which thoughtfully address our contemporary condition, are informed by a fascination with the frescoes and myths of antiquity as well as the avant-garde experiments of twentieth-century Modernism.

Gourley’s unique integration of past and present, his meditations on myth and reality, result in work that is thought provoking, relevant and beautiful. His achievements to date promise much for the future.

Richard Salkeld ~ Senior Lecturer, History & Theory of Fine Art
University of Gloucestershire

A desire to explore…

Jake Gourley is a serious young artist, with a desire to explore classical principals of art practice through a contemporary idiom. His work displays both manipulative skill and inventiveness.

Stewart Geddes PRWA

Gallery

Prison of Narcissus

Prison of Narcissus

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Plein Air in Tuscany

Plein Air in Tuscany

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Connection

Connection

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Stage Sets

Stage Sets

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Commissions

 If interested in commissioning a painting, please contact me for details:
07702067180,  jakerg@live.co.uk
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