Acrylic Award 2024

Chris Bruce

Top Table

Jackson's Art Prize 2024
76 x 76 cm


Top Table is part of a body of work that reflects upon socio-political themes. The painting describes some form of celebration behind closed doors, perhaps suggestive of an Epstein-like milieu. The image itself evolved from a sequence of random procedures. Objects and figures emerged by the action of pareidolia. Finally, there settled on the painting a ‘subject’ that offered narrative coherence and gave form to fragmentary preoccupations current at the time of making. This process of discovery-within-the-act (of painting) is one which parallels, for example, the formation of conspiracy theories: both involve the selection and marshalling of resonant data from a chaotic matrix.”