Jason Brooks: The Subject Is Not The Subject

Marlborough Fine Art is pleased to present its third solo exhibition with Jason Brooks. It is the artist’s largest show to date and the first time Marlborough has displayed one artist across both floors of its exhibition spaces. Brooks is part of a generation of artists who emerged in London in the nineties to great international acclaim and for over 20 years has made works that explore the ways in which painting has the power to transform the way we see the everyday

In this exhibition, Brooks looks at how the language of painting can take one art object and, via a journey of exploration, turn it into another. The exhibition shows the transformation of three different sources of art: hobbyist paintings collected by the artist from junk shops; 18th century romantic paintings bought at auctions; and composited photo images taken by Brooks of fellow image makers from within his circle of friends.

 

Jason Brooks, To John Clare, 2017-18, oil on canvas

Jason Brooks

To John Clare

acrylic, airbrush, oil on canvas double stretched over polyester cloth

132.7 x 182.8 cm

Jason Brooks, The Beautiful Stranger, 2017-18, oil on canvas

Jason Brooks

The Beautiful Stranger

acrylic, airbrush, oil on canvas double stretched over polyester cloth

118.3 x 170.1 cm

Jason Brooks, To John Milton, 2016-18, oil on canvas

Jason Brooks

To John Milton

acrylic, airbrush, oil on canvas double stretched over polyester cloth

116.2 x 168.6 cm

Jason Brooks, Idol Fame, 2017, oil on canvas

Jason Brooks

Idol Fame

acrylic, airbrush, oil on canvas double stretched over polyester cloth

137.3 x 203.2 cm

Jason Brooks, Now is Past, 2016-18, oil on canvas

Jason Brooks

Now is Past

acrylic, airbrush, oil on canvas double stretched over polyester cloth

90.5 x 110.2 cm

Jason Brooks, To Napoleon, 2016-17, oil on canvas

Jason Brooks

To Napoleon

acrylic, airbrush, oil on canvas double stretched over polyester cloth

180.5 x 137 cm

Jason Brooks, I am, 2017-18, oil on canvas

Jason Brooks

I am

acrylic, airbrush, oil on canvas double stretched over polyester cloth

90.4 x 150 cm

Jason Brooks, Earth’s Eternity / Invitation to Eternity, 2016-18, acrylic, airbrush and oil on canvas

Jason Brooks

Earth’s Eternity / Invitation to Eternity

acrylic, airbrush, oil on canvas double stretched over polyester cloth

130.4 x 173 cm

Jason Brooks, The Instinct of Hope, 2018, photo print and collage 

Jason Brooks

The Instinct of Hope

acrylic, hand coloured, iris, photo print, varnish and collage on giant watercolour paper

148 x 110.5 cm

Jason Brooks, Sears Dreadnought, 2017-18, acrylic and airbrush on canvas 

Jason Brooks

Sears Dreadnought

acrylic, airbrush on canvas double stretched over polyester cloth

110.3 x 82.7 cm

Jason Brooks, Super Meteor, 2017, acrylic and airbrush on canvas 

Jason Brooks

Super Meteor

acrylic, airbrush on canvas double stretched over polyester cloth

50 x 38 cm

Jason Brooks, Flying Merkel, 2017, acrylic on canvas

Jason Brooks

Flying Merkel

acrylic, airbrush on canvas double stretched over polyester cloth

33.5 x 25.5 cm

Jason Brooks, Silver Hawk, 2017, acrylic and airbrush on canvas double

Jason Brooks

Silver Hawk

acrylic, airbrush on canvas double stretched over polyester cloth

40.5 x 32.5 cm

Jason Brooks, Excelsior Super X, 2017-18, zinc, steel and paint

Jason Brooks

Excelsior Super X

paint, steel, zinc

280 x 120 x 80 cm

Jason Brooks, Erdem 2017, acrylic on giant watercolour paper

Jason Brooks

Erdem

acrylic on giant watercolour paper

122 x 152.6 cm

Jason Brooks, Sue 2017-18, acrylic on giant watercolour paper

Jason Brooks

Sue

acrylic on giant watercolour paper

122 x 152.6 cm

Jason Brooks, Tim, 2017-18, acrylic on giant watercolour paper

Jason Brooks

Tim

acrylic on giant watercolour paper

122 x 152.6 cm

Jason Brooks, Don, 2017-18, acrylic on giant watercolour paper

Jason Brooks

Don

acrylic on giant watercolour paper

122 x 152.6 cm

Jason Brooks, Ross, 2017, acrylic on giant watercolour paper

Jason Brooks

Ross

acrylic on giant watercolour paper

122 x 152.6 cm

Jason Brooks, Malcolm, 2017, acrylic on giant watercolour paper

Jason Brooks

Malcolm

acrylic on giant watercolour paper

122 x 152.6 cm

Jason Brooks, Will, 2017-18, acrylic on giant watercolour paper

Jason Brooks

Will

acrylic on giant watercolour paper

122 x 152.6 cm

Jason Brooks, Marc, 2017, acrylic on giant watercolour paper

Jason Brooks

Marc

acrylic on giant watercolour paper

122 x 152.6 cm

Jason Brooks, Erik, 2017-18, acrylic on giant watercolour paper

Jason Brooks

Erik

acrylic on giant watercolour paper

122 x 152.6 cm