Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jack Ross is a recent NSCAD graduate. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in 2012 and has exhibited work at the Anna Leonowens Gallery. During the same year he was curator for the NSCAD Graduation Exhibition.
Jack has a keen interest in figurative painting - its history and trajectory into contemporary art. Observational study is often a key component in his paintings. His recent work explores the significance of source material. He combines studies from life with disposable references such as digital snapshots, video stills, and social media interactions.
“I am fascinated by the transformation of ephemeral sources into enduring, monumental paintings. My subject matter consists of personally relevant leisure spaces and activities that are also, in a way, considered needless and disposable. I often use close friends as models and paint directly from life in combination with these sources as a means of investigating the relationship between observation and transcription.”