Rich Jellyman makes paintings that reference internet culture and incorporate technology in the selection of subject matter. Utilising images that display a certain kind of internet sensibility – disposable phone photos, surreal mashups taken from Reddit threads, bad photoshop, memes, AI and video game glitches. His most recent series of paintings are anthropomorphic portraits that use AI image generation software to appropriate likenesses.
Rich Jellyman was the winner of the Contemporary Painting Prize 2023. Born in 1989 he graduated from the Art University Bournemouth in 2012 and has since lived and worked predominantly in London and Berlin. His work is featured in private collections in the UK and Europe.