Jessie Rawcliffe & Dr Suits - Present in the Subconscious
Acrylic on Board layered with Aerosol on Glass, framed in a white box frame by Fiksate Framing
540mm W x 995mm H
About the artwork: One of four artworks in this format, the close-up view through the Dr. Suits 'squiggle' brings both a confrontation of being watched or the revealing of being the watcher. Rawcliffe mixes opposing tones immaculately from red to green, and this dramatic colour combination is enhanced by the clean, solid flat white foreground.
About the Artist: Jessie Rawcliffe is a multidisciplinary artist and designer located in Christchurch, New Zealand. Employing frustrating care for pedantic detail paired with surreal omissions replaced with negative space, her growing body of work is a continual exploration into the roles of the subject and the viewer in figurative painting. Working as a designer and illustrator has allowed her to produce and collaborate on projects that exist in the public realm, however, it is only recently she has had the opportunity for her art practice to do so also.
Nathan Ingram, or pseudonymously Dr Suits, is an Ōtautahi-based artist and designer with backgrounds in fashion and urban art. Ingram’s current work is grounded in the qualities of line, colour, surface, and texture, juxtaposing the influence of the urban environment as a space of transient presence and constant physical flux with the calm repose of the studio. Varying in scale, and at times spanning framed surfaces, Ingram’s paintings grapple with the balance of order and chaos, a sense of poise often masking more energetic or physical exertions.
Ingram’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around Aotearoa and overseas, including the permanent collection of the Canterbury Museum. His public works span various cities and he has been included in festivals such as Taupo’s Graffiato (2021), Ōtautahi’s Spectrum (2015), and Flare (2022).