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Jesse Dayan

Working from his Melbourne studio Jesse Dayan’s practice is built upon a continued research and engagement with many traditions of oil painting and a keen interest in the narrative functioning of images.

His recent body of work takes as a starting point the domestic interiors of everyday life.


These works begin with a process of drawing which allows for the transcendence of perspectival logic and a development of the poetic possibilities of space.  In this way the interiors become the setting for internal monologues and meditations.

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

Untiltled 5 (Walking Figure).jpg

Figure in Venetian Landscape

Jesse Dayan

25 x 20 cm

Oil on Linen


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