What is profound, comic, surreal, original and observant? Jas Maddock’s illustration/art work. In snappy A5-A2 sizes, rendered in acrylic, ink, pencil and cosmetics it covers dream images, fairies, comic characters in b/w and surreal juxtapositioning of ‘everyday’ objects. Working to commission or personal brief, my inspiration comes from both my one off mind and seeing things around me in a surreal way. I make full use of Photoshop to scan and reinterpret my work, and exhibit on websites such as www.risingartist.com and www.theartshopper.com, as well as in galleries such as Transformerrooms and the SAA 2000 exhibition, at which I was awarded 1st prize for ‘Manwoman’. Celebrity artist judge Charles Evans ‘A really good example of abstract work’. Agent: Charles Moffatt of www.lilithgallery.com, USA. ‘Your work is exceptional”.
Big Arts Week- Residency. National campaign including celebrity creatives June 15-22 2002 visiting schools for a week to work with pupils on projects. At Greenleas School the children and I created cut out models of the teachers in fabric, imaginative interpretations of the teachers in paintings and surreal collages, plus Photoshop work.
Featured in Wirral News July 3 2002.
Sid Stovold – vinyl compilation Co- created art sleeve
b/w illustration. Hants March- June 2002
www.abctales.com Emily Dubberly, Editor November 2001
Pronounced my artwork ‘gorgeous’. Commissioned me to write a feature-
Art and Poetry merging. Feat. ‘Man’ as Art of the day
Festival Street Art August 2000
Produced live pavement painting of indie band ‘Pavement’
5ft x 5ft in five hours
Answering queries from public . Creating it from memory .New Brighton Wirral
Wirral Action June-Dec 2000
A3 cartoons of employees, acrylic. Birkenhead Wirral
International Journal Art History June 2000
B/W illustrations ‘ Ladybird’, ‘ Manwoman’ Germany
Art in the Garden July 2000
Open air exhibition, demonstrating ,selling artwork Received a commission – and
created a portrait produced in two hours! St John’s Gardens Liverpool July 1999
AM & FC Design Fair July 2002
Exhibition of cards, prints, originals . Sold work to three buyers. Citadel, St.Helens
Postcard exhibition May 2002
Created 5”x5” images in colour and B/W of my work For sticking to blank postcards
Artech November 2001
Private View DWF Solicitors group exhibition Castle Street Liverpool
Artlas Oct- Nov 2001
Knutsford Exhibition, Civic Centre
Displayed a collection of work including ‘Lady’ and ‘Mad Image’Plus prints and cuttings.
‘Lady’ was in a month long exhibition there.
Toft Road Knutsford
Transformerrooms July 2001
Select display of work for sale in shop including ‘Lady’ Liscard Wirral
Society of All Artists October 2000
1st prize award for 'Manwoman' in the experimental/abstract category,
SAA 2000 Exhibition, May, Aldershot. Charles Evans, judge, pronounced it a 'really good
example of experimental/abstract work'. Oil Set prize. Featured in their magazine, Paint.
Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Art March 1998
Mail art. Exhibited three prints ‘Cottage’, ‘Singer’ ‘Manwoman’.
‘Today I am’ cartoon in alt.mag March 2002
Liverpool Arts and Culture Directory
Listed as surreal artist/poet. Since 1999 March 2002
‘Lady’ and ‘Manwoman’ b/w September 2001
Featured as new artist shown ‘Madimage’ June 2001
SAA ‘Paint’ magazine
Professional artist page- advice/commissions March 2001
Merseyside Arts Magazine June 2000
Article about SAA 1st prize win- ‘Manwoman’ feat.
The Liverpool Echo
Feat. regarding SAA 1st prize win - photo/article June 2000