Jamie Humphrey’s work offers a form of escapism but not from the world but in parallel to and reflection of the world we live in. Paintings presented like puzzles where each colour has a role, but like the concept of life – he had sometimes admitted the work has to be left undone. There is rawness in the representation of the paintings exhibited through a yearning to indulge in nostalgia met on his journey, from the football matches to the smell of cut grass.
Events are pieced together through memories of times often taken for granted in life are overwhelmingly compelling when portrayed through his works.
Jamie’s paintings reveal the precious elements of this life – our existence in a way in theory that is so simple but not yet explored.