The LOOP Interview – Artist Jamie Irvine

Just realised this video was not on here, nor any of my other ‘social media platforms’. So, abandon the search party, my interview with The LOOP is finally here. Fun little session answering (debatable) questions about my solo show ‘Cosmic Dawn’ from last year.

I recommend you head over to The LOOP Youtube channel for lots for episodes and interviews.

 

My Colour/Color/Kuhl-er

Been drawing with the children. Not the time nor the space to get into anything too rigorious. A playful look at interesting imagery and using the same tools as THEM (children). A relaxing change of pace and a good tool sharpener as I begin work on the follow up to ‘Cosmic Dawn (2018).

When I said playful, i meant it. From horrid politic satire to low bro testimonials to those who inspire me (SEE BELOW). The idea of sharing these colour images is not without it’s own barriers. The Instagram culture demands a type of flawlessness, a idealistic presentation that my ‘main’ practise can deliver. However, these recent scrawls fall under another category. It’s the type of drawing I would scrunch up and RECYCLE after completion. A re-adjustment of ego has occurred where I feel comfortable to share such potential tripe. Not only was there a shared gratification in making but I can appreciate that, perhaps all art no matter the judgement is an expression of someone’s humanity and at the very least deserves a quick 3-5 second swipe.

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Memz

You know it’s been a year since you’ve done anything when Facebook reminds you. A moment of guilt followed by a sensation of motivation.

Working on two drawings which begun life at end of the ‘Cosmic Dawn’ series.

 

New Prints in Store!

Aurora in Utero(left) and Nova are now available for at Jamie Irvine Shop

These digital prints are available for the first time since the successful  ‘Cosmic Dawn’ show in march. A term used by astronomers, ‘Cosmic Dawn’ relates to the moment, a few hundred million years after the Big Bang, when the first light was cast onto existence. This monumental change brought an end to a time of darkness, whilst laying the foundations for life.

Printed on premium silk 220gsm paper, for a smooth non reflective finish. The works are up for grabs in their original A2 size.

The Salt Farmer

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‘The Salt Farmer’ is the latest book from Francis J Glynn. It is set in 1536 against the backdrop of Henry VIII’s reformation, and the English counter-reformation known as ‘The Pilgrimage of Grace’. It follows the paths of Jaap van der Staen – a salt farmer, the charismatic novice, Barbara, and Harry, a street child, who embark on a pilgrimage through a world of destruction, insecurity, burnings, and shipwrecks.’

Had the oppertunity to create an illustration for new historical fiction book, The Salt Farmer. It is now available on Amazon as a physical or digital copy. Click the front cover above to go to the Amazon page.

Online Shop LAUNCH

Finally…

Check out my new online shop at this link -> Online Shop.

After years of compiling work which would only see the light of day during exhibitions or Facebook post, I have finally gotten round to creating a platform in which my work is available to view and purchase.

New work will be added as it is made available with updates on Facebook and Instagram

The Loop Interviews Jamie Irvine

The LoopManiac dropped into the Fire Station Creative to discuss my new show ‘COSMIC DAWN’. Check out the video and be sure to like and subcribe to The LoopManiac Youtube channel for their monthly artist interviews and musical performances.

Cosmic Dawn @ Fire Station Creative

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Cosmic Dawn
A term used by astronomers, ‘Cosmic Dawn’ relates to the moment, a few hundred million years after the Big Bang, when the first light was cast onto existence. This monumental change brought an end to a time of darkness, whilst laying the foundations for life.
This collection of drawings explores the the physical and psychological experience of life. It depicts the primary elements of the human condition; birth, consciousness and death.
Ian Moir (Fire Station Creative Curator) Interviews Artist, Jamie Irvine.
Where do you come from and where are you based now?
I grew up in Dunfermline. I have been based in Dundee and Glasgow over the years before returning to Dunfermline in 2013.
How did you develop an interest in art?
I honed my craft whilst at Queen Anne high school, usually in Maths or Science; the margins of my jotters were full of drawings inspired by H.R Giger. From there, I went on to study at Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee and continue to create work solely and collaboratively.
What was your inspiration for this exhibition?
The title of my upcoming show at the Fire Station Creative is ‘Cosmic Dawn’. The work looks at experiences we share from birth to death and the profound moments in between. These drawings analyse what it is to be human.
Why did you chose to exhibit in Fire Station Creative?
Having the opportunity to exhibit in the town where I was raised is exciting. The Fire Station Creative boasts a dynamic visual calendar which I am honoured to be a part of.
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‘COSMIC DAWN’ AT FIRE STATION CREATIVE

Dunfermline artist, Jamie Irvine, is set to open his solo exhibition of drawings which “look at experiences we share from birth to death and the profound moments in between.” He says “These drawings analyse what it is to be human…..

….A term used by astronomers, ‘Cosmic Dawn’ relates to the moment, a few hundred million years after the Big Bang, when the first light was cast onto existence. This monumental change brought an end to a time of darkness, whilst laying the foundations for life.

This collection of drawings explores the physical and psychological experience of life. It depicts the primary elements of the human condition; birth, consciousness and death.”

Gallery curator, Ian Moir, said:

“Jamie has been on my radar for some time. I first saw his work, many years ago, in an exhibition at the Kingsgate Shopping Centre. It really stood out for both it’s unusual subject matter and fine craftsmanship. I haven’t seen too many artists in Scotland who are brave enough to present such bold, striking imagery. It’s actually quite unsettling but each drawing is so beautifully executed that it’s hard not to be seduced by them.” 

Jamie, who attended Queen Anne High School said:
 
“I honed my craft whilst at school, usually in Maths or Science; the margins of my jotters were full of drawings inspired by H.R Giger. From there, I went on to study at Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee and continue to create work solely and collaboratively.”

Exhibition of new Drawings @ Limelight Studio’s

Limelight Studio

This month’s artist is Jamie Irvine. We caught up with him for a chat.

Welcome to Limelight Studios Jamie. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Thanks for having me. I’m originally from Central Fife but am now based in Glasgow. I studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art.

How would you describe your work?

Contemporary surrealism, dealing with consciousness exploration, the limits of perception, the unknown, transcendental other-world, third eye mythology, cosmic horror, psychonautics and other preoccupations.

What are your aims for the future?

I’m hoping to show my full ”The Anxiety of Consciousness’ project in a space then hopefully secure funding in order to complete a long awaited project with a friend and collaborator of mine. I have enjoyed this recent project but am looking forward to something less intense.

Jamie’s work is on display throughout this month in the window gallery at Limelight Studios, 73-77 Trongate.

Defcon Salon 1: featuring Jamie Irvine

I will be featured in this show. Come along and see me and my brother in creation, Kyle Noble. (kylenoble.org)