Jasper Knight

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Jasper Knight (born 25 December 1978, in Sydney) is an Australian artist based in Sydney. He is the brother of Chaser writer and ABC Radio presenter Dominic Knight.

Knight was a finalist in the Archibald Prize from 2005-7, and again in 2009, 2010 and 2013 with portraits were of Richard Gill, Bob Carr, his grandfather Sir Harold Knight, himself, Bill Wright AM and Adam Cullen respectively. He was also a finalist in the 2005, 2006, 2011 and 2012 Wynne Prize for landscape painting, and the 2013 Sir John Sulman Prize. He won the Mosman Art Prize in 2008.

In 2012 Knight was a finalist for the first time in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize with a portrait of Australian painter Jeffrey Smart. A portrait of him by Sarah Hendy was a finalist in the 2013 Archibald Prize.


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Jasper Knight uses many different textual surfaces in his artworks. He likes to work with industrial materials for example enamel, masonite, plywood, perspex and copper. All these materials have their own history and a lot to do with construction. In most of his paintings he has a strong focal point usually made by a strong colour. His use of line is very efficient and represents different things and sometimes breaks things up into different parts.