This first survey of Jason Greig's foreboding, otherworldly landscapes, seascapes and figures reveals a sinister side of the human psyche.
The Devil Made Me Do It surveys printmaker Jason Greig's monoprints over the past 13 years. His haunting imagery centres around malevolent, sinister characters – alienated souls occupying mysterious landscapes and dramatic seascapes. Greig portrays the dark side of the human psyche where macabre forces of darkness rule in the shadows.
Seascapes: Greig's seascapes capture a sense of the romantic age of exploration and discovery. His old world sailing vessels feel as though they are venturing into the unknown, seemingly lost on the high seas at the mercy of dramatic, brooding oceans. Other works combine quietly menacing figures and sailing vessels where the meaning remains ambiguous.
Landscapes: The landscapes in Greig's monoprints often have dreamlike qualities where the scenes, many of which are like fantastic movie sets, are of an ambiguous, eerie nature. Often there is a feeling of trespassing into an unknown domain where impressive landscapes threateningly dominate figures.
Figure Studies: Greig's studies of sinister, violent characters evoke a sense of tension and suspense. These are menacing creatures, some being hybrid or part animal, part human, others with flayed skin or femmes fatale. Highly imaginative, they are the invention of the artist and inhabit ominously primeval and hostile worlds.
Exhibition number 750
De Lautour / Greig / Hammond
An exciting opportunity to see new work by leading Canterbury artists Tony de Lautour, Jason Greig and Bill Hammond
Stereoscope #1: Jason Greig
Jason Greig's two larger-than-life oval portraits are drawn from the key characters, Jekyll and Hyde in Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel of 1886, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Coming Home in the Dark
Fourteen artists with connections to the Mainland are represented in an exhibition that explores the dark underbelly of the region's genteel appearance.
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If you enjoyed viewing Jason Greig's work in the exhibition De Lautour / Greig / Hammond, which is on now at the Christchurch Art Gallery's space at NG on Madras street, then make sure you don't miss his exhibition Jekyll and Hyde currently running at SOFA Gallery at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts.