As we gaze upon faces, our personal history governs our perception. Heads, on the other hand, are biological brick and mortar housing something immaterial. Something more animalistic than human. How we perceive a face is a battle between appearance and our constructed reality. I focus on heads as a vessel for the self and investigate how we (humans) and computers look at them.
I arrived at portraiture after years of painting television stills, video game screenshots, and other detritus from contemporary visual culture. This led me to create a series of works about biometric facial recognition. The detachment with which a computer sees and identifies the human face contrasts the more organic explorations I create with oils. However, both rely upon a set of markers that indicate the form and shape of a head.
I work on multiple paintings at a time since much of my work involves layering and glazing. I alternate between regulation and lawlessness in my approach, trying to eliminate structure in some heads, while adding it in others. This is important to me because it allows me to revisit a head multiple times. They are not the result of spontaneous brushwork, but instead a relationship which is built up over time.
I'm currently represented by Giampietro Gallery in New Haven, CT.
MFA Candidate - University of Colorado Boulder
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).
2017 - Portraits - Dark Matter Gallery - Prague, Czech Republic
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
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