Zimbabwe-born fine artist Jasper Pedyo was chosen by judges for his three large, painted constructions entitled Kisses, Hugs and Jo’Burg. Following his success at Free Range 2018, Jasper opened his first solo show The Expanded Field at 108 Fine Art, Harrogate, which was featured as the Financial Times’ Critics’ Choice. For his new exhibition, Lost in the Sauce, Jasper aims to blur the line between sculpture and painting – altering the shape of the canvas frame and presenting bold and contrasting colours that are free from brushstrokes and recognisable imagery.
“My work sets out to expand on traditional art composition, by abstracting the shape of canvas frame, referencing pop culture. I intend for viewers to experience my artwork with solely instinctive and physical responses to the work's structure, colour, and surrounding space rather than with contextual or interpretive analysis. Thus I present bold and contrasting colours, free of gestural brushstrokes or recognisable imagery
I endeavour to create a visual experience.”