5 & Jacks

Uploaded on April 28, 2023

Title: 5 & Jacks

  • Year completed: 2022
  • Height: 63.5 cm
  • Width: 31.5 cm
  • Materials: Acrylic paints, resin and spray paint.

Price:

£350.00

Painting Highlights

The Anti-philosophy series painting ‘5 and Jacks’ represents our desire for meaning and eagerness to attach our own explanations to things we do not understand.

The number 5 sitting on its own suggests a place or position, perhaps it’s a team player’s shirt number, or it might belong to a street address. The toy jack taken from the children’s ball game, may represent play, or something that can be collected or something that can fit into the hand. These paintings comment on meaning and the nature of language and storytelling; a form of anti-philosophy that says we do not need to find meaning in search of happiness, you can just accept things for what they are or might become, or not.

The Anti-philosophy series painting ‘5 and Jacks’ represents our desire for meaning and eagerness to attach our own explanations to things we do not understand.

The number 5 sitting on its own suggests a place or position, perhaps it’s a team player’s shirt number, or it might belong to a street address. The toy jack taken from the children’s ball game, may represent play, or something that can be collected or something that can fit into the hand. These paintings comment on meaning and the nature of language and storytelling; a form of anti-philosophy that says we do not need to find meaning in search of happiness, you can just accept things for what they are or might become, or not.

Title: 5 & Jacks

  • Year completed: 2022
  • Height: 63.5 cm
  • Width: 31.5 cm
  • Materials: Acrylic paints, resin and spray paint.

Painting Highlights

The Anti-philosophy series painting ‘5 and Jacks’ represents our desire for meaning and eagerness to attach our own explanations to things we do not understand.

The number 5 sitting on its own suggests a place or position, perhaps it’s a team player’s shirt number, or it might belong to a street address. The toy jack taken from the children’s ball game, may represent play, or something that can be collected or something that can fit into the hand. These paintings comment on meaning and the nature of language and storytelling; a form of anti-philosophy that says we do not need to find meaning in search of happiness, you can just accept things for what they are or might become, or not.

Price:

£350.00

Contact the artist Ollie Smith