"It's the remembrances, associations and lived experiences contained within the atmosphere of an interior that I find compelling. My aim with these works was to use the emotive possibilities of colour  and composition to make visible something of this atmosphere" ~ Jesse Dayan.

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Working from his Melbourne studio, Jesse Dayan’s practice is informed by continuous research and engagement with many traditions of image making and a keen interest in the narrative possibilities of painting. 

His recent body of work for HOMESCAPES takes as a starting point the familiar interiors of everyday  life. These works are built upon a process of drawing from life which allows for the inclusion of a  composite of impressions over time and an openness to the poetic possibilities of space. 

Important to these works in both a psychological and spatial sense is the interplay of internal and  external spaces. The paintings in this group are bound by a sense of longing marked by the entanglement of presence and absence.



Jesse has been a finalist in several national art awards including, The Arthur Guy Memorial Art Prize, The National Works on Paper Award; The Heysen and The Ron Eutick Still Life Awards. He has previously been shortlisted for the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship and the Australia Council – Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Residency. In 2013 he was invited to contribute to the Chris Kraus Symposium : Aliens and Anorexia at the Royal College of Arts London.