Like many contemporary painters, Jeremy Annear embraces a post-disciplinary aesthetic.
His paintings express diverse influences and stylistic concerns. They speak to something ancient using a contemporary visual language.
They explore formalist qualities like surface and paint while never shying away from content.
Over the decades, Annear has continually delved deeper into his relationship with abstraction and paint, expanding his abstract studies, expressing in evermore-complex detail the relationship he has forged with the natural environment where he lives and works, on the Cornish Coast.
About Jeremy Annear
Favoring natural earth tones juxtaposed against primary colors, Jeremy Annear is influenced by the modernist artists of St. Ives colony, which he discovered as a teenager. The craft-inspired primitivism of artists such as Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Roger Hilton, and Sir Terry Frost shaped Annear’s own style and artistic explorations. With a formal education in painting and printmaking, Annear has an acute understanding of how to balance conceptual themes with narrative. Annear works with oil on canvas and board, building images from layered shapes and creating complex surface textures. While St. Ives modernism remains Annear’s greatest inspiration, his work also synthesizes influences from German, Australian, and British cultures, and takes notes from such European modernists as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Georges Braque.
British, b. 1949, based in Cornwall, United Kingdom