Oliver Jeffers (b. 1977, lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Brooklyn, NY) is a visual artist and author working in painting, bookmaking, illustration, collage, performance and sculpture. Curiosity, perspective, the power of storytelling, and humor are underlying themes throughout Jeffers's practice. While investigating the ways the human mind understands its world, and place within that world, his work also functions as comic relief in the face of futility.
Current directions for his art-making include the imaginary lines across land and in the sky. With the former, Jeffers— with a deep suspicion of Nationalism, Patriotism and Isolationism, born from growing up with the political and national uncertainty of a turbulent Belfast in the 1970s and 80s— picks apart the powerful story of human made borders, of how people treat other people. Jeffers uses the construct of star constellations to take a longer lens approach to humanity’s story.
PunchlineGroup Exhibition 7 Jul - 12 Aug 2022Presented by Jane Lombard Gallery, New York and curated by Praise Shadows Art Gallery. Featuring artwork by Jon Burgerman, Reniel Del Rosario, Madeline Donahue, Divya Gadangi, Guerrilla Girls, Garrett Gould,...Read more
The Night in BloomSolo exhibition by Oliver Jeffers 3 Jun - 10 Jul 2022The Night in Bloom is the Boston exhibition debut of Oliver Jeffers, the internationally renowned artist and picture book author based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Brooklyn, New York. T...Read more