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    Oliver Jeffers: Disaster Painting

Art: The wonders just keep on coming from artist Oliver Jeffers and his surreal painting

Posted by Emily Beber,

It’s only been a few months since we last talked about the work of the wonderful Oliver Jeffers. And, well, we couldn’t resist it. He’s back again. This time with an exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone art gallery, London showing off his fantastic collecting of surreal paintings. Slipping reality they play with dreamscapes, matching traditionally painted 18th century landscapes with sinking skyscrapers and aeroplanes as great boats tip over cascading waterfalls; or portraits dipped, frame included, losing half of the image as other paintings appear to have been played with, faces blotted out by recklessly applied paint. Teasing the delicate balance that is the everyday, Jeffers paintings hold onto their mystery and we cannot wait to see where else they might take us.

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    Oliver Jeffers: Hidden Paintings

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    Oliver Jeffers: Disaster Painting

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    Oliver Jeffers: Dipped Painting

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    Olivers Jeffers: Uniform & Identity

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    Oliver Jeffers: Dipped Painting

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Posted by Emily Beber

Emily worked with us as an editorial intern during her summer break from the Royal College of Art and wrote for the site between August and September 2013.