Jonathan Gardner

Posted by Fabio 2 November 2015

Jonathan Gardner’s work takes influence from numerous sources such as Ingres, Gnoli, Richard Lindner, Magritte, Hockney, John Currin and American primitives such as Ammi Phillips and Rufus Hathaway. Each work presents a very particular tableau of images and symbols, containing as Gardner describes, a network of meanings. Though focusing predominantly on representational and figurative imagery, the work is not explicitly narrative with Gardner keen to offer an open-ness in interpretation, more similar to that of abstraction.