Jake Garfield works with the printmaking processes of woodcut, etching and monotype to reflect on the relationship between illusion and reality.
Mirrors, masks, and pictures-within-pictures are recurring motifs in a body of work that blurs the distinction between the world of the artist, the world of an image and meta-worlds within an Image.
His woodcut series EMERGING ARTIST (and other favourites) depicts people painting their own faces, pictures hanging on walls, men with exposed nipples, clowns, Bob Dylan posters and childbirth.
Jake trained at Brighton University (BA), The Royal Drawing School (PG Dip) and The Royal College of Art (MA). Prizes include the Boodle Hatfield Award (2021), John Purcell Paper Award (2020), Printmaker’s Council Award (2016), Durham Wharf Award (2015) and Royal Drawing School Printmakers Prize (2013). Jake is based in London and exhibits in the UK and internationally, including shows at El Segundo Museum Of Art (Los Angeles), 155a Gallery (London) and Christies (London & New York). Collectors include the British Museum and The Royal Collection.
Information courtesy of the Artist’s website.