Jeremiah's work explores portraiture, focusing on the head as a vessel of our psyche, rather than the face. Almost from birth, babies are able to identify familiar faces and mimic emotions. Disgust, love, lust and fear can all be triggered within a millisecond of looking at a face. As we gaze upon faces, our personal history governs our perception. Heads, on the other hand, are more like biological brick and mortar, containing our psyche. These works are more about animality rather than humanity. 

Jeremiah arrived at portraiture after years of painting television stills, video game screenshots, and other detritus from contemporary culture. He then began exploring profile pics and facial recognition software. The detachment in which a computer sees the human face, in contrast to his organic interpretations, is omnipresent within these works. 

Jeremiah alternates between regulation and lawlessness in his approach to each work, trying to eliminate structure in some, while trying to add it in others. Lately the portraits have begun to emerge in landscapes and interiors. In this context, they become like characters presenting themselves in familiar environments, as opposed to the formality associated with portraiture.

 

 

Education

Lyme Academy of Fine Arts (Old Lyme Connecticut)
Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow, Scotland)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Jeremiah is a Principle Lecturer at Prague College where he leads the studio production module of the BA year of the Fine Art Experimental Media program. He also tutors in numerous classes including Engaging with Art, Drawing, Final Major Project (Foundation), and Personal Experimental Studies (Foundation).

Exhibitions

2016 - Mixed Messages - French Institute - Prague, Czech Republic 

2015 - Represented by Giampietro Gallery - New Haven, CT. USA

2014 - Pompidou Metz - France
            Musee de l'Elysee - Switzerland
            Schirn Kunsthalle - Frankfurt, Germany

2013- Present - Jeremiah established Bliss Farm, a storefront studio in Prague, Czech Republic.

2008 - Styx Project Space - Berlin, Germany - Curated by Michael Rade

2007 - Utopia Gallery - Prague, Czech Republic - Curated by Jakub Hosek

2006 - Proces International Symposium - Prague, Cz - Curated by Mark Divo

2004 - NoD Experimental Space - Prague, Cz - Curated by Rene Rohan

2003 - Meduza Gallery - Prague, Cz

2002 - Art One Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona. USA

Press

The Creators Project:Vice

White Hot Magazine

NPR: Jeremiah Palecek: Painter of Internet Memes

Half Life and the Muse: Art Discovers the World of Games: Wired

PRINT Magazine – PRINT May-June 2007

MAKE: Blog: Internet meme paintings by Jeremiah Palecek

Boing Boing: 8 bit art

Jeremiah Palecek: Nerd Art – Josh Spear, Trendspotting

Interview: Jeremiah Palecek – Prague, Czech Republic

Neatorama » Blog Archive » Internet Meme Paintings

Jeremiah Palecek Hearts Youtube – Josh Spear, Trendspotting

Prague TV: Stranger in a Strange Land

Jeremiah Palecek // Current

NPR: Slideshow: I Like Paintings

Le regard dramatique en peinture

CineVegas Film Festival

Fine-art paintings of Internet memes | News.com Extra – CNET News.com

André De Pape

Plus Gonzo Arcade!: Jeremiah Palecek y su arte

bookmunch – online book reviews

YouTube as Art | MetaFilter

Dramatic Chipmunk // Current

Error: The Operation Completed Successfully! | Mac Amour:

Orble

Boing Boing:

1984comic.com – Blog Toplist

Cool Hunting:

MAKE: Blog: Computers Archives

3:AM Magazine » 2006 » February

Ludology.org: Chewy and game paintings