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Jacob Leary - PHD examination

Start Date

Feb 28, 2022

Weird Formalism in Practice: A studio-based inquiry into autonomy, excess, process and the art-object

Image of Jacob Leary colourful sculptural work titled Exesssssscape. The artwork is made from mixed media and includes highly colourful plastic objects, beads and lights

Image credit:  Jacob Leary, 2021, Exesssssscape, Mixed media, Dimensions Variable. Photo credit: Hanna Todd


This research has developed an artistic vocabulary to explore art-object’s capacities to embody ontological concerns; furthermore, how Weird Formalist principles can be applied to studio methods to create work processes that fuse a synthesis between art-objects, autonomy, excess and ontology.