2016. Edition of 60
20” x 13” (51 x 33cm)
Giclee print on Hahnemuhl photo rag paper
Signed and numbered in pencil
Jeff Gillette’s paintings examine the aesthetic structures and visual patterns of human settlement, specifically that of shantytown style slums in India and South America. To the artist, there is something ineffable behind the obviously chaotic and desperate appearance of these places — a universality of human spirit and a strange beauty which comes out of the necessity and raw honesty of the will to survive.
In 2010, Jeff Gillette created a series of paintings called Dismayland. This body of work is thought to have inspired Banksy’s major 2015 installation project Dismaland