Jonathan Freemantle

Jonathan Freemantle (b. 1978, South Africa) explores the intricate relationship between his body, time and the earth. His painting is composed through alchemic processes: ochre and mountain rock are ground and mixed with paint, creating organic landscapes that maintain the connection between subject and material. This is a painting process that sees a confluence of Freemantle's own time with that of the earth's, a paradox through which the artist engages with the essence of this ancient place in our fleeting presence.