• ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT JAD OAKES ©2007-2017 •
As a multidisciplinary artist Jad creates small run limited editions all produced in his studio in London. Working from found and researched camera imagery the work seeks to evoke the passage of time and memories from personal, cultural and collective perspectives. The sourced imagery is sensitively appropriated in to new forms using varied media. Jad's interest in using these found photographic and moving images stems from the romantic idea that they act as artefacts of our memories. The aim of creating these objects gives these displaced images a new life encapsulating their histories and memories from the initial capturing through the lens to their re-appropriation in to the new form.
As a photographer jad has been commissioned by an eclectic range of industries capturing images in the studio and on location. With an emphasis on people and portrait photography he Brings his love of fine art painting in to his post production. The photographic work has been described as being rooted in tradition remaining true, impactful with painterly sensitivities.
as the years pass, his interest in discovering and learning about history grows stronger. since 2013 he has been documenting living history groups through portraiture across the united kingdom.
Born in Sharjah, U.A.E (1982), to a British father and a Lebanese mother. In 1985 the family relocated to London, U.K where Jad currently lives and works. Having always had a keen interest for the visual he attended Chelsea college of art to do his foundation studies, then continued to study a BA in fine art painting at Central Saint Martins followed by a one year professional photography practice at the London College of Printing. Since finishing his studies, Jad has been commissioned as a professional photographer and has exhibited his visual art in group and solo shows in the United Kingdom.
ARtBoM - By Other Means - London
Portrait Salon - Metro Imaging - London
Artefacts - ArtWest Unit 13 - London
IPA - International Photography Awards - Honourable Mention - Romantic Dreams of War
HeadOn PHOTO FESTIVAL - MUSEUM OF SYDNEY
artists@WAR (GROUP SHOW) - galleryELL - London
TRACES OF PLACES (GROUP SHOW) - CANDIDA STEVENS FINE ART GALLERY - Chichester
ARTWEST 2013 (GROUP SHOW) - ARTWEST - London
THE FALLEN (SOLO SHOW) - GALLERY 35 - London
6X6 (GROUP SHOW) - GREAT WESTERN STUDIOS GALLERY - London
WAR AND THE BODY (GROUP SHOW) - BLACKALL GALLERY - London
ONCE I WAS (SOLO SHOW) - GALLERY STUDIO 35 - London
ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS (GROUP SHOW) - GLUE BERLIN
FACT, FICTION & FANTASY (SOLO SHOW) - No.9 HILLGATE GALLERY - London