Friday, October 14, 2011
Jack Narewski - Nottingham Trent University
Posted by Francesca Harris
Jack Narewski’s Fine Art degree piece is a high energy and exuberant painting process that hides a more melancholic and thought evoking interior. By combining painting and photography to create his scenes, Narewski appears unconfined by convention, using large spaces as a canvas rather than being restricted to a much smaller scale. The form seems to be styled like a film set; plastic sheets hang from the ceiling and bright lights consume the space, making stark, contrasting shadows of figures that observe and bathe in the mysterious goings-on. The paint is splattered, growing out of its container and stretching up the clear sheet with a life of its own, creating a vibrant barrier between what is in front of the sheet and what is going on behind.
His work is mysterious and has a natural narrative that perhaps is unclear to the uninformed viewer, but I think it’s clear that for Narewski, it is the process and the experimentation of creating the final piece that is what truly inspires him.