Jack Spiller

Jack Spiller studied at the BRIT school, Central Saint Martins and Sir John Cass. As a pioneer of the 'guerilla art' movement (the precursor to 'street art') in the mid '90s he participated in exhibitions, events and projects in the underground art scene in London under a variety of pseudonyms, working in painterly mediums and video installation. He has also exhibited in more conventional fine art environments including contributing upon invitation to the Whitechapel Art Gallery's 'Centenary' show.

The 'Flowers' series address the major themes of human experience, they are a dichotomy of life and death. Each painting references culturally significant events from modern history by using poetry and lyrics, written on then partially erased from the painting's surface. The text combines with the layers of the painted imagery to create a palimpsest of our history as a context to our contemporary experience.

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