Eremozoic is the new solo exhibition from artist Jim Naughten, whose vibrant digital works confront our modern-day disconnection from the natural world. Enchanting yet illusory, Naughten’s striking vision aims to highlight the perilous state of the world’s flora and fauna.
Trained in both photography and painting, he combines these backgrounds in a practice he refers to as ‘digital painting’. Inspired by dioramas of animal forms found in natural history museums all over the world, Naughten extrapolates these images and digitally reimagines them in defamiliarised and unrealistic contexts. By further exoticising his landscapes with a heightened, artificial colour palette, he draws literal attention to our rose-tinted view of the future of the natural world and portrays it instead as a fictional faraway fantasy. His technique of digital painting evokes a style close to magic realism, in which the boundary between fact and fiction, imagination and reality, becomes blurred through the intersection of mediums.
Eremozoic is proudly in support of Fauna & Flora International (Registered Charity Number 1011102),with 10% of the proceeds of all sales being donated to the charity towards its vital work.
Fauna & Flora International (FFI) protects threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and that enhance human well-being. Operating in more than 40 countries worldwide, FFI saves species from extinction and habitats from destruction, while improving the livelihoods of local people. Founded in 1903, FFI is the world’s longest established international wildlife conservation organisation and a registered charity.