Tonight’s queer artist feature is Jason Carr
I am a New Zealand born artist who has lived in the UK for 20 years with my practice based in South Manchester . I am a figurative and portrait artist who's themes circulate around the light and dark of life. Through my work I strive to challenge myself and push my own boundaries while retaining honesty and rawness through the narrative.Expression through paint is therapy and gives me the freedom to tell mine and others stories in the hope people will relate and not feel alone. My favourite part of the process is listening to the viewers interpretation of these stories as they help me see things in my work that may have been buried in my subconscious. I have exhibited in London, Manchester and New Zealand.
Over the past few years I was chosen as a finalist for the Griffin Art Award 2015/Awarded the GFest/Magnum Visual Artist Award 2017/Awarded the Lady Petchey Award as a finalist for the Emerald Winter Pride Art Award 2018. Pre selected for Royal Society of portrait Painters Annual Award 2018.