Jake Grewal

If I Knew // Shifting Resistance

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Year 2020
Medium Coloured pencil on paper
Dimensions 21 x 29.7 cm
Nominated by Amrita Jhaveri

About the work

If I Knew // Shifting Resistance is in coloured pencil, depicting a secluded interaction with dappled sunlight.

About the artist:

Born 1994 London, Jake Grewal lives and works in London. Graduated from BA Fine Art Painting, Brighton University (2016); and Postgraduate Scholarship at the Royal Drawing School (2019).

Grewal’s work expresses autobiographical experiences within the language of Romanticism. The work is situated within a dream-like reality that references the male nude through a queer gaze. Figures are exposed to the natural world, which is often used allegorically to vocalise Grewal’s internal landscape.

Selected exhibitions include On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: Jake Grewal, Prem Sahib, Sunil Gupta, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai (2021); New Contmeporaries 2020, South London Gallery, London (2021); Deity, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh (2020); Everyday is Sunday, UTA Artists Space, Beverly Hills (2020); No Time Like The Present, Public Gallery, London (2020); Best Of The Drawing Year, Christies, London (2019); Full English, Platform Southwark, London (2019); Looking for Validation, The Nayland Rock Hotel, Margate (2019); and 2016 Wood Foundation Prize, Baltic 39, Newcastle upon Tyne (2016).

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