Jason Cordero

SUPERPOSITION

29 November — 17 December 2022

Born 1973, Adelaide
Lives and works in Adelaide

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I am fascinated by Landscape not as Place1 but as a construct. Complex and often contradictory, the Landscape2 is not natural, impartial, or objective but a construct imposed upon geology. Stories, legends, and myths are created from Place for many reasons, but all are subjective, frequently anthropomorphise, and have an agenda. Place becomes an idealized and utopic fiction, the stage for legend and myth. A singular Place transmutes into a multitude as people populate it with their own agendas and meanings; a mountain isn’t an impartial geological formation - a Place, but becomes the subjective, ranging from specific constructs to diverse and diffuse imaginings of broader cultural scope. We create the Landscape in which we live.

In creating these works, I attempt not to be bound by any dogma or singular tradition of Landscape. I produce images using archetypes which at first appear rational and plausible, but on inspection are utopias and fantasies both unreachable and irrational. Beyond the archetypes of mountain, tree, and sky, I also make use of horizons, pseudo-reflection, and fluid perspective, with many works having multiple axes with no one way “up” being absolute. Also, reference to humanities’ physical presence is absent from these works. In their aspect as expressions of deep time, the images remind us that we ourselves are transitory.

The work is simultaneously a play on imbuing the land with narratives and conversely, a fantasy where the disconcerting and untamed reigns; a wilderness that cannot be reached let lone subjugated. They are dramas of no constancy, of multiple axes and no certain ground, yet none the less, are anchored in collective experience.

Jason Cordero
September 2022

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1 Place (capitalised) refers to an objective, empirically definable location.

2 Landscape (capitalised) refers to a cultural construct, being a concept or narrative of Landscape, not geology.

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\ Exhibition featured works

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Adrift on the Seas of Nowhen

2022 \ Oil on panel \ 40 x 40cm

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Out of Shadows Deep

2022 \ Oil on panel \ 40 x 40cm

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The Causeway

2022 \ Oil on panel \ 40 x 40cm

SOLD

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The Day Remained in Darkness

2022 \ Oil on panel \ 40 x 30cm

SOLD

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The Garden of the Two

2022 \ Oil on linen \ 152 x 152cm

SOLD

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The Gates of the Three

2022 \ Oil on linen \ 152 x 305cm

SOLD

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The Grove's Impasse

2022 \ Oil on panel \ 40 x 40cm

SOLD

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The Lands of Night

2022 \ Oil on linen \ 152 x 152cm

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The Red Tree's Embrace

2022 \ Oil on panel \ 40 x 30cm

SOLD

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The Sky's Resolve Remained

2022 \ Oil on panel \ 40 x 40cm

SOLD

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The Watcher Observes

2022 \ Oil on panel \ 40 x 30cm

SOLD

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The Waters of the Isle

2022 \ Oil on panel \ 40 x 30cm

SOLD

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Upon Noticing, No One Realised

2022 \ Oil on linen \ 152 x 152cm

SOLD

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Upon the Threshold

2022 \ Oil on linen \ 152 x 152cm

\ Other exhibitions

SUMMER COLLECTION

Group Exhibition

18 January — 4 February 2023

Kate Nielsen

STILL.

8 December — 22 December 2022

Kim Leutwyler

QUEER CORPOREALITY

29 November — 17 December 2022

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12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
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