Jake Grewal lives and works in London. His works are in a constant dialogue between people and nature, portrait and landscape. His figures appear in uncanny scenes set in natural settings and are ambiguous within their environment. Grewal shows the male nude and the natural world through a queer gaze.Read More
There is fluidity in how he looks at the nature and the figure, both are of equal importance and are evocative of one another. His works can be read as allegories of his, as he calls it, inner landscape. They thus become an attempt to uncover something true from the inside and try to make it visible on the outside. Although Jake Grewal's works bear autobiographical traits that can be found fragmentarily within the paintings, they address essentially universal themes, which provide the viewer with intimate and emotional access to his painting.
Text courtesy Studio Voltaire