Alastair John Gordon
Alastair John Gordon replicates trompe l’oeil painting traditions within his contemporary practice, a technique which uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that depicted objects are three-dimensional. The objects chosen by Alastair are both imagined and genuine, creating a collection which oscillates between artefact and artifice. Through this style of painting, the artist aims to “explore the cognitive boundary between displays of death and displays of life”.
Gordon chooses to create his work on bespoke wooden panels hand-made by John Jones technicians. In this body of work, the artist has left sections of the panel exposed, allowing viewers to see the natural grain of the wood. These museum quality wooden art panels are produced from high quality Birch Ply wood and Gaboon (Redwood Ply). Each panel is supported by kiln dried FSC regulated tulip wood, a durable and strong low emission hardwood which has very few knots. The sides of each panel are sanded by hand to a smooth, flush finish which is perfectly straight. Our painting panels are all available in a variety of thicknesses and each art panel can be supplied with either plain or rounded corners.
'As my painting process exposes the wood grain it is very important to me the supports are made to the highest standard. I have been using John Jones materials now for over a year and they have become my regular go-to for important projects. For my latest exhibition I met with a member of the John Jones team who took me through various options for my project and offered to visit the site the paintings would be installed. Such considerate customer service is rare these days. I'm very happy to recommend them' Alastair Gordon