My work seeks to draw out a continuity that exists between creative and destructive gestures, the emergence of images and their disappearance. I question the painted surface, depth and its properties including memory, accumulation and representation. How deep is that surface? What is depth?

Informed by architecture’s structural advances—specifically how steel frames freed height-limiting load-bearing walls—my interest lies in breaking down and freeing up the canvas by revealing and integrating the structure to the surface.

Cutting and draping the support medium makes the painting as an object more three-dimensional while drawing attention to its flat illusory nature.

Jack Hogan
Broadstone Studios, 22 Harcourt Terrace, Dublin 2