August - September 2017
Myra Jago makes realistic oil paintings bordering on the surreal. As her subjects shake off their conventional roles, she uses traditional mediums, humour and wordplay to make new meanings. Before painting begins, canvasses are multiple-layered with ground and smoothly sanded to eliminate any distracting texture. These works ask you to look again at the reflective nature of the work, embodied within dreamlike vistas and fine oil surfaces.
Living and working in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Myra Jago received her MFA painting from NCAD in 2011 and has practiced professionally since then. Her six month RHA studio residency in 2015, where she studied traditional painting techniques, has greatly contributed to her process. She has had three solo exhibitions to date and taken part in the last three RHA Annuals along with RUA Annual this year. Her work can be found in The State Art Collection and many other public and private collections worldwide.