Jacob Kerray (b.1988 in Scotland) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.
Kerray’s work draws on the visual cultures that surround his interests, particularly – football, pro wrestling and historical painting. Taking these as subject matter, he engages with the hierarchies of culture, social distraction, mob mentality, myth and taste.
Kerray describes his paintings as “revisions of redundant fantasies aiming not to reassert heroism, but to present ideology with a sense of dilapidated lameness”. Observing the role of the artist, deification, myth and power, their relationships with morality and their attempts to achieve a consumable reified history that uses pictures and words as tools for both ambivalent ‘good and evil’.
Recent shows include: On Fun + Friction, SWG3, Glasgow, Scotland (2015); Voulez-vue couches abattoir, The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, England (2015); CCA, Glasgow, Scotland (2013); This is Tomorrow, Annarumma 404 Gallery, Naples, Italy (2011).