Jason Gibilaro

The Beach

120 x 185 cm


“A recurrent theme and starting point of my recent paintings has been based on memories, both recent and earlier, that have left a visual impact. The themes in my paintings normally represent a passing moment in a particular place and time. Working on a number of pieces concurrently, gives each piece room to breathe and develop at its own pace.

Recent paintings are all in the same size format, the largest size series to date, all covering different subject matter. Working on this size, has allowed exploration in more detail which would have not been possible in the smaller format.

The starting points of the painting The Beach is based on a return to a Beach in Southern India that had special memories. It was when late afternoon drifts into night. Seeing the fully dressed figures walk into the surf and then remain static, with the glow of the sunset, left a visual impact.

Recent paintings aim to capture different moments, each with its own point of reference. The point of reference is rarely static and usually in flux. The evolving point of reference is an interest, in how it may resonate in the current climate.”