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Jonathan Alibone

I intend my art to not so much reveal and illuminate, but to deepen mysteries, to declare the strange, even terrifying, in the familiar and banal around us.

Alibone's paintings are derived largely from photos and found images, manipulated and transformed to introduce mystery, ambiguity, and to suggest unexpected and new narratives.

They can be said to depict a land and its inhabitants at the furthest reaches of our own; a world that is recognizable, yet also strange and unknowable.
Imagination, myth and history combine to evoke an unsettling and traumatised territory, which can be understood as both a physical and a psychological landscape; a contested frontier that lies between the safe and familiar, and something desolate, threatening and uncanny.

Selected artist of IT'S ART Call 2016