Jessica Carlisle

Piers Secunda The Rise of Oil, Jessica Carlisle, 83 Kinnerton Street, London SW1,18th -23rd November 2014

Balakhani Oil Wells, 1893, 2013. Azerbaijani oil and varnish on industrial floor paint with cast paint nuts and bolts. 50 x 60 x 6cm

Balakhani Oil Wells, 1893, 2013. Azerbaijani oil and varnish on industrial floor paint with cast paint nuts and bolts. 50 x 60 x 6cm

The artist’s concept for this new show is that if crude oil is such a basic component in our everyday life, be it travel agriculture, energy and of course plastic, then it must also be a useful tool for artists.

Oil Field Chain Drive, 1920's, 2013 Californian crude oil and varnish on industrial floor paint with cast paint nuts and bolts 38 x 47 x 6cm

Oil Field Chain Drive, 1920’s, 2013 Californian crude oil and varnish on industrial floor paint with cast paint nuts and bolts 38 x 47 x 6cm

As you can see his special technique of oil screen-printing onto cast-paint slabs is the perfect vehicle for showing the early story of the oil industry in these mono-prints.

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