My work, originally inspired by early Russian Modernism, joins the on-going discussion of expanded painting and attempts to challenge the Greenbergian limitations of the medium of painting.

Through breaking the conventions of constructing a painting, I’m trying to arrive at something that registers as a painting without resorting to the normal rules of picture making.

Reducing painting to its principal elements brings forth their own formal properties, making the stretcher, the canvas, the bristles of a paintbrush, as well as usually neglected space between the canvas surface and the wall, an important part of the composition. 3D properties that the canvas acquires add sculptural element to the work, however the traditional mediums and techniques that I use keeps it the realm of painting.

Taking the 3D element even forward, the traditional components of a painting become objects of their own, cast or laser cut from various materials, usually found in an art shop. 


1997 - 2003                 Moscow State University, BA Arts

1999 - 2000                 Trinity College, Dublin, Erasmus, BA Arts

2013 - 2014                 Manchester School of Art, Foundation, with Distinction

2104 - 2016                 Manchester School of Art, BA First Class Honours, Fine Art


2016                            Bankley Open, Banlkey Gallery, Manchetser

2016                            CLASS 2016, Hanover Project Gallery, Preston

2016                            Manchester School of Art degree show

2015                            Dexterous, Hot Bed Press, Manchester

2015                            Heavy Duty Floor Paint, London Scottish House, Manchester

2014                            Viewpoint, Manchester #viewpointmcr

2014                            Manchester School of Art degree show

2013                            Femme, Trispace Gallery, London


2016                            Ken Billany Painting Prize


2016                            3 Space, Manchester


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Welsh, J., 2016. The Double Negative. [Online]
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