Jason Deans


2nd Place - ArtWaves Open-Submission 2017


Jason was awarded Second Place at the ArtWaves Open-Submission 2017 Awards Event for his amazing Entrenchment installation. We're sure you'll agree about the potency of Jason's commentry on the inherent dangers of Nationalism in the light of the Brexit Referendum, and making reference to the destruction of the agreements made in the last 100 years since the catastrophes of WW1... the war to end all wars!?

.....Jason's work was displayed in the Pop-Up Space 2017



My work concerns how the use of raw, natural materials can resonate retort and respond to human interactions on the contemporary world. Through the use of materials and media such as sculptural installation, photography, drawing and printmaking, my practice is reactive to issues of political and financial instability in Ireland, Europe and the world at large and the ensuing social difficulties it creates.

 The recent series of work I have produced focuses on the Brexit referendum in the UK, how this came about and how this will affect us in an Irish context. Initially focusing on the psyche of the British people, why they voted to leave the EU, this will evolve into a larger body of work in the future. 

 I attempt to create a level of ambiguity within my practice by removing context; emphasizing factors independently of the event. While this equivocacy is important, I find myself drawn to the human factor within all things, the interaction and more importantly, the evidence of past interactions. Focusing on the remnants left in a space due to human interaction, confirming that we never completely leave an area and that these artefacts can become a monument to ourselves.