JAKE ATTREE: A NORTHERN SENSIBILITY, PART II
3 December – 7 January
Please note: Part I of this exhibition runs until 26 November. Click here for more information.
Part II of York-born artist Jake Attree’s exhibition poses the question: what is a ‘Northern sensibility?’ It explores Attree’s abiding fascination with Pieter Bruegel the Elder and his North European aesthetic.
Above: Procession to Calvary, oil on panel, 2022
Jake Attree has lived and breathed Bruegel since childhood. He remembers watching the drovers driving their sheep past his classroom window and how it reminded him of the Return of the Herd. When Attree’s compositions include figures, they often – as in Bruegel – are depicted intent on their own private journey, indifferent to the vast landscape around them, or the importance of events happening just outside their field of vision, utterly absorbed by their own tragedies or triumphs.
Paula Jackson and Robert Teed
Watch this short reel where Jake answers some of Paula’s questions. It’s a teaser for a longer artist film we are making about Jake – stay tuned!
You can also read more about Part II of the exhibition here