JARED PETERS

Jared Peters is a contemporary artist engaged with themes of painting, history, power, and identity. His work investigates the formation of subjectivity through social discipline and regulated spaces, and the possibilities for independent agency from within these spaces. The paintings are sourced from immediate engagements with daily experience, and interactions with the conventional arrangements of contemporary life.

Jared Peters was a semifinalist in the 2011 RBC Painting Competition, and his work can be found in collections across Canada and internationally. He received a BA in History from the University of New Brunswick, a BFA from NSCAD University, and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of Western Ontario. He currently lives and works in New Brunswick, Canada.

Jared Peters

Artist Statement

2017

 

My painting practice focuses on encounters with the everyday, and how our behaviors, decisions, and identities are directed through the normal and normalizing arrangements of daily life. Through subjects that are banal and domestic, my paintings question the terms of how we can encounter the world around us. The paintings are sourced from my own daily interactions with environments and situations, but relaying these occurrences through painting allows them to be manipulated materially and analyzed formally. I am able to exert my own priorities and concerns independently from the directions mandated by the social conditions I depict. The painterly decisions I make within this formal language are therefore made on my own terms, ulterior to the practical or functional demands and expectations of the spaces and objects depicted. I want to open up possibilities and new potentials for encountering everyday, normal spaces, and to question and disorient the normative assumptions embedded within these spaces.

 

Painting is the ideal ground for staging these questions and investigations. It is a medium burdened by its own historical and material constraints and conventions, while also offering a site for active thinking. Through painting, I can materially and formally ground my interactions with daily life, as a means of confining the coercion, anxiety, and dislocation of contemporary experience onto a formal plane of criticality. The work often employs modernist pictorial and spatial strategies in order to question and disrupt the expected and aspirational arrangements of daily life. My painting practice can be a direct participation in the aesthetic language of daily experience, and I can work through these encounters within the material space of the canvas. My painterly gestures therefore seek to foreground this formal production of space, offering potential sites of resistance from within the disciplined, disciplinary space of painting.

SELECTED WORKS

 

Whistle

Oil on canvas

36" x 36"

$ 1750

 

 

Connected

Oil on canvas

36" x 36"

$ 1750

 

Seatbelt

Oil on canvas

36" x 36"

$ 1750

 

Hair Band

Oil on canvas

16" x 20"

$ 790

 

Marble Fountain

 

Oil on canvas

36" x 30"

$ 1570

 

Shower

Oil on canvas

20" x 17"

$ 610

 

The Pool

Oil on canvas

24" x 20"

$ 970

 

Shoes

Oil on canvas

18" x 24"

$ 970

 

Arm

 

Oil on canvas

24" x 20"

$ 970

 

Plastic Bag

Oil on canvas

18" x 24"

$ 970

Triangle

Oil on canvas

24" x 30"

$ 1200

Unexpected

Oil on canvas

28" x 22"

$ 1100

 

Dresser

Oil on canvas

24" x 30"

$ 1200

 

Board

Oil on canvas

24" x 30"

$ 1200

 

Drain Fountain

 

Oil on canvas

20" x 24"

$ 1050

Calculator

 

Oil on canvas

16" x 18"

$ 570

Rubik's cube

 

Oil on board

18" x 20"

$ 670

Dishwater

 

Oil on board

20" x16"

$ 760

Tape

 

Oil on board

9" x 12"

framed 15" x 18"

$ 510

Untitled

 

Oil on board

18.5" x 15"

$ 560

Team

 

Oil on board

36" x 18"

$ 1250.00

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