‘The Countless of Perception’ by Jeremy Hush
Artist: Jeremy Hush
Title: ‘The Countless of Perception’
Medium: Biro and Watercolour on Wood Panel
Dimensions: 12” x 12” x 2”
Year of Creation: 2017
About the Artwork:
“The Countless of Perception is a view into my own scattered and distracted thought process. The world has become a constant barrage of information. With the internet, TV, billboards, social media, all the adds on the side of the computer screen. There is a non stop flood of ‘things’ pouring into our brains. Never seems to be a break. Even when I sleep my brain is super active cataloging everything. I find my own thoughts are just as sporadic. The saying ‘like wrangling kittens’ comes to mind. The brain is only capable of taking in a certain amount of info. So I wonder how this attack of constant advertising is altering or evolving our own chemical activity. Maybe it’s bad, maybe it’s good? The human body is designed to take a beating. Focusing has always been a trial for me, except when it comes to drawing. All of these ‘things’ that crowd our minds are like a 1000 eyes looking out through our own.” – Jeremy Hush
About the Artist:
Jeremy Hush draws from a wealth of sources and influences. An avid world traveler, and a recognized initiate of the heavy metal and punk scenes, Hush has been creating work for zines and bands for years. Over the past few years he has been increasing his focus on his practice and exhibiting his art more extensively.
His work is haunting and beautiful, wild and chaotic, dark and saturated, but entirely unique. Influenced by the linear styles of 19th century prints and drawings, his work combines this suggestion to a historical aesthetic precedent with a contemporary inflection in content. Hush’s pieces feel like Grimm fairy tales, in the most visceral way possible prior to any of the sanitizing forces of Disney. They convey the solemnity of the ancient, and the guttural impulses of the nightmare. They are raw, they are meticulous, they are notably symbolic. The work feels allegorical in its dense allusion to nature and associative metaphor. The artist uses found materials to execute much of the work, everything from ball point pens, collected in the course of his itinerant travels, to coffee used for pigment, to inky fingerprints for crosshatching. The works’ sophistication belies the raw immediacy of their provenance.