Jason Peck's body of work explores and deciphers the idea of suppressed emotions being channelled and manifested into an obsession with an unrelated object. The work, which stemmed from a chance encounter with a discarded photograph, calls upon ideas raised by Barthes 'Camera Lucida' and aims to document the fluctuating relationship which the artist has developed due to a visceral reaction sparked by the found artefact. The work aims to epitomize this ultimately forlorn obsession, whilst attempting to visualize the struggle of defining the artist's relationship with the woman. Breaking through the void separating the past and the present, the images aim to question notions of the photograph becoming a vehicle able to truly record the existence of an individual.
Emily Clemson • Philip Curnow • Nicola Dellard-Lyle • Julia Dudkowiak • James Head • Beverley Isaac • Aidan Mayne • Kate Mercer • Jason Peck • Sue Anne Phelan • Matt Simmons • Hannah Winston •