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Jason Rouse

Irish artist living in Cardiff. Lumen Prize 2018 finalist, New Contemporaries 2019, Jackson's Open Painting Prize 2019.

I am a multi-disciplinary artist creating work exploring conflict, community, immigration and simulation through the skewed view of contemporary internet culture. My work can take the form of computer games, sound, video, paintings and digital objects and is often immediate and reactive.

My interest lies in the unexplored middle ground between digital and traditional arts, using historical artistic and pop culture references simultaneously. Outcomes often arrive via re-appropriation and re-imagining of found source materials such as real-life topographies and situations via various digital tools. A narrative element can be incorporated into the work, typically alluding to political and social issues in an attempt to challenge the broader society. There is often an element of humour in the work which can be used as something of a coping mechanism or suggesting a possible alternative reality.


Jason Rouse (b. 1985, Ireland)

Work held in private collections including Office of Public Works, Dublin, Ireland, and Slade School of Fine Art UCL, London.


Qualifications and training:


2018 - Master of Fine Art (Distinction), Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, Wales

2004 - BA hons Fine Art: Painting, Bath Spa University, Bath, United Kingdom

2003 - Foundation Diploma: Art, Limavady College, Limavady, United Kingdom



Selected exhibitions:


2021 - ISLAND Arts Virtual Exhibition, Lisburn, Northern Ireland

2020 - PLUG, Klatch Collective, Cardiff, United Kingdom

2020 - BEEP Painting Biennial, Swanseas, United Kingdom

2020 - A View from the Edge, M.A.D.E Gallery, Cardiff, United Kingdom

2019 - The Westmorland Landscape Prize, Rheged Centre, Cumbria, United Kingdom

2019 - SWAP Edition No.4 : BREX-kit, Creekside Projects, London, United Kingdom

2018 - Lumen Prize at Brighton Digital, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, United Kingdom

2018 - Sideways into the Distance, Galerie RDV, Nantes, France

2018 - Everything’s Up For Sale, Penarth Pavilion Gallery, Penarth, United Kingdom

2018 - Things I Wish I’d Known, The Island Gallery, Bristol, United Kingdom

2016 - Evim, CerModern, Ankara, Turkey

2016 - Breath of Nature, Boundary Art, Cardiff, United Kingdom

2014 - Made in Roath, SHO Gallery, Cardiff, United Kingdom

2014 - Far Lands, Millennium Galleries, Games Britannia Festival, Sheffield, United Kingdom

2014 - (Im)material Artefacts, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom

2010 - Goram & Vincent, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol Festival of Photography, Bristol, United Kingdom

2009 - Wayfaring, Stone Gallery, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

2008 - The Future of Contemporary Art, Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston Super Mare, United Kingdom

2008 - Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, The Arts Organisation, Nottingham, United Kingdom

2008 - Control Art Delete, Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom

2008 - Holburne Museum, Bath, United Kingdom



Recent Projects:


2016 - Postcards from Ankara

2016 - Half-Life: Crate Edition

2015 - Webcam en plein air

2014 - DayZ en plein air

2014 - Postcards from Mexico



Selected Press:


2016 - Simon Boase, Axis:


2014 - Matteo Bittanti, Gamescenes:


2010 - Brian Stelter, New York Times:

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