2018, BA (Hons) Painting & Printmaking, Glasgow School of Art
Jacob Littlejohn's practice explores the realm of human behaviour. He uses the theatre as a metaphorical framework to explore the ways humans interact with one another and what they choose to present of themselves.
Littlejohn's process evolves round a profound interest in media, technique and colour. Through the abstraction of everyday objects, theatrical props and the environments in which they are found, Littlejohn's work attempts to push the viewer to reconsider the original properties of such objects and environments the environments in what they inhabit, so that they become at once a spectator and a performer within the work.
Littlejohn's practice aims to trigger the sublime. It is deeply dependent on the ontological experience shared with the audience, whether it be an overwhelming or ambivalent one.
Mixed media on MDF
30cm x 25cm
Mixed media on canvas
80cm x 100cm
Oil on canvas
122cm x 162cm