In The Studio
7 December - 20 December 2020
Oliver Sears Gallery is pleased to present
In The Studio | Jason Ellis, a survey of new work, unseen work & recent highlight presented in the artist’s studio, Dublin city centre
"For me, the discovery of the exhibition is the work of the sculptor Jason Ellis. It seems of our time by being so resolutely out of time."
Comments from Lord Gowrie's review of our 'In Residence' exhibition, London 2015, curated by Brian Kennedy.
Jason Ellis studied sculpture at the University of Chichester. His tutor, Alan Saunders, had studied under Anthony Caro at Central Saint Martins. Following his degree, he trained and worked as a sculpture conservator in London for 8 years and Ireland for a further 12 years. In 2006 he left conservation and turned exclusively to producing his own sculpture. The combination of a fine art background and training in conservation has influenced his art practice and his appreciation of the medium of stone and the skill of the artisan is acute. The quality of execution of each work testifies to the patience he had to learn on the bench. Ellis’s work can be found in various private and public collections, including the Irish State Art Collection, Office of Public Works, Ireland, Bank of Ireland, University College Dublin, University College Cork, Trinity College, Dublin, and the Irish Presidential Collection. Commissions include The McDonogh Stone for the Druid Theatre, Galway, 2009, and - hedra at the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2014 he was invited into the National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland. He showed at the Royal Ulster Academy in Belfast as an invited artist in 2016. In 2017 he exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Show in Dublin as an invited artist and the following year he was shortlisted for the RHA/Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland’s Art Award. He lives and works in Dublin.
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Portuguese limestone 40H x 50W x 3D cm 2020 SOLD
Shelly black limestone 30H x 45W x 20D cm 2015 SOLD
Butler’s Grove Limestone. Red Granite 47H x 30W x 20D cm 2016 €12,600
Iranian & Kilkenny limestones 44H x 44D x variable width 2017 €14,000
Bronze 27H x 12W x 19D cm (Edition of 6, 5 available) 2010 €4,000
Shelly black limestone 30H x 26 W x 15D cm 2014 €1,800
Chinese marble, Kilkenny limestone 43H x 20W x 20D cm 2012 €5,000
Carrara marble 28H x 48W x 25D cm 2015 Sold
Portland limestone 85H x 50W x 25D cm 2020 €10,000
Slate 25H x 25W x 3D cm 2020 €1,000
Cornish serpentine, Kilkenny limestone 44H x 38W x 22D 2020 €4,000
Cork Red limestone, Kilkenny limestone 14H x 23W x 23D cm 2013 €3,000
Veined quartz 18H x 30W x 20D cm 2012 €2,000
Alabaster 7H x 4W x 5D cm 2020 SOLD
Carrara marble 34H x 84W x 5D cm 2019 €12,000
Cornish serpentine 36H x 45W x 55D cm 2011 €3,000
Egyptian limestone 38H x 25W x 20D cm 2009 €5,000
Connemara marble, Carrara marble 14H x 36W x 14D cm 2017 €2,000
Connemara marble, Portland limestone 7H x 17W x 7D cm 2017 SOLD
Carrara marble 65H x 35W x 40D cm 2018 €12,000
Kilkenny limestone, beechwood 50H x 100W x 38D cm 2011 €14,000