This month, two exhibitions featuring Jake's work open in New York and London.
Both feature brand new landscape-based works, partly inspired by the words of Thomas Gainsborough, who yearned to make landscapes despite being better known as a leading portrait painter.
“I’m sick of Portraits and wish very much to take my Viol da Gamba and walk off to some sweet Village, where I can paint landscapes and enjoy the fag End of life in quietness and ease.”
– Thomas Gainsborough
Altered Lands is a presentation of six large oil paintings, hosted at Michelin-starred restaurant and art gallery FREVO NYC. The show opened to coincide with the start of Frieze New York, and will run until August 5th. You can find out more, including a look at the full exhibition catalogue, by clicking here. There are also some installation shots available on UNIT London's website.
A pair of Jake's paintings from the same body of work are also being shown at UNIT London between 26 May and 17 June. Two of Constable's most famous landscapes, which Jake has repeatedly visited over the years at the National Gallery in London, inspired Jake's reimagined pieces for this exhibition. You can see full photographs of Jake's paintings on his website here.
Reflecting the pluralism of the city, London Calling highlights the extensive variety of artistic voices that are redefining the UK capital's art scene and, in turn, broadening ideas of what it means to be British. Featuring work by Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Grayson Perry, Gavin Turk, Jake Wood-Evans, Helen Beard, Alma Berrow,, Amy Hui Li, Nick Hornby, Henry Hudson, Betty Leung, Haeji Min, Annie Morris, Effie Wanyi Li, Alfie Rouy, and Lian Zhang.