Jad Oakes

Artist Statement

Echoes • Residues • Traces • Remnants • Legacies • Vessels • Manifestations • Relics • Fragments • Impressions • Artefacts


Interpretations of memory, remembrance and time form the basis of Jad’s work with an emphasis on using lens-based media as remnants of personal, cultural and collective memories. His interest in using camera imagery stems from the romantic idea that they act as vestiges of our memories, traces of moments passed that re-affirm, inform, create, alter, erase or evolve a memory.