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Just Another Layer of Death on Top of the Rest II (2016)

Jonathan Michael Ray

68 x 56 cm | 25 x 20 in

Subject: Nature
Tags: Grid, Fragments, Assemblage

Limited edition cyanotype, silk screen print, hard-ground etching, and silver gelatine photograph on Fabriano Artisico. Total edition of 5+AP.

"Just Another Layer of Death on Top of the Rest suggests a connection between an accumulative life on earth and the formation of rock strata beneath it. Cyanotypes of clouds, multiply-exposed photographs of trees and hedgerows, hard-ground etchings made from walks in a wood and silk-screen prints of plant and animal fossils are arranged like windows on a screen; floating and layered frames, held together in a net or a map-like grip. Inspired by the tragic beauty of living, these three works try to draw sense of the marks we make in life and leave behind when we die."

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Jonathan Michael Ray

Jonathan completed a BA Hons in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University and subsequently an MFA in Fine Art Media at Slade School of Fine Art, London. He was artist in residence at HKBU, Hong Kong, in 2016 and he has this year been awarded the Porthmeor Studios Graduate Workspace Award supported by the European Regional Development Fund, via Cultivator, 2018-19.

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