HeadSpace Invite You To:
“Funded By Feeling”: …a selection of work from the last two years…
By Leon Jakeman
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 31 August, 2006. Refreshments Available.
Venue: EggSpace; 16 – 18 Newington Buildings; Liverpool; L1 4DE.
Dates: 31 August – 15 September 2006
EggSpace Opening Times: Mon – Sat: 10:30 – 22:30 / Sun: 10:30 – 17:00
“The human condition gives me the greatest sense of inspiration, providing an interest in how people communicate, relate and interact with one another, ultimately studying coping mechanisms, strategies, and patterns within life – experimenting with how we manage to learn and adjust with the constant changes that we will experience over time, finding ways to improve or rebuild our lives under given pressures.
My main focuses are seen and developed from everyday materials, surroundings and subjects that have been exposed to the elements of life itself. I look for unusual colours, patterns, textures and forms within my subjects using these to bring awareness and a connection with what we tend to take for granted, ultimately to brighten up our own lives. On a personal level it is a productive way to cope with my past and ongoing stresses – using my feelings/emotions and memories to work theraputicaly within my practice, thus constantly re-evaluating myself within my given landscape and mind frame working in whatever expressive context I choose to work in.
My creative workings continually allow me to become stronger and gain more confidence within life itself. It has been, is, and always will be a channel for me to voice lightness and darkness through my past, present and future experiences. I choose to work this way, and I do so as it allows me to cope, persecute, destroy and ultimately to be perceived and understood.”