The Gates on Longing, painting by Jason Cordero
The Gates of Longing, painting by Jason Cordero.
2008, oil on linen, 112 x 244cm. Gippsland Art Gallery Collection. Purchased with the assistance of the Gippsland Art Gallery Society, 2010.
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Reproduced courtesy the artist.
Jason Cordero’s dark vision is psychological rather than empirical. The shapes of the cliffs, the undulating dunes and bruised sky have been formed by states of mind rather than natural evolution. Nevertheless, The Gates of Longing projects a timelessness that is hard to quantify; we feel the weight of centuries bearing down, of time immemorial. The painting’s title betrays what is perhaps its most intoxicating effect: longing.